When considering how to shape digital citizenship development among students, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) considers it paramount for teachers to possess the skills and behaviours necessary for participation in the digital age and to model these for students (2008). It is argued that understanding both digital competencies and new ways of learning in order to model digital citizenship become possible when educators take on the responsibility of developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN) (Richardson & Mancabelli, 2011, p.10).
Sometimes, the idea of beginning a PLN may sound daunting for teachers. The following two-part guide aims to introduce the basics of building a PLN specifically for educators, including the terminology, tools, and methods necessary to get started.
International Society for Technology in Education. (2008). Standards for teachers. Retrieved April 2, 2015, from http://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards/standards-for-teachers
Richardson, W., & Mancabelli, R. (2011). The power of networked learning. InPersonal Learning Networks: Using the power of connections to transform education(pp. 1-14). Moorabbin, Cictoria: Solution Tree Press.