Pesonal Learning Environments

Personal Learning Environments

Personal learning environments are systems or tools used to help learner take control of and manage their own learning. The term Web 2.0 is used a lot when discussing PLE’s. Various tools can include: Blogs, Wikis, RSS feeds and many other resources. Below is a brief list of possible tools as well as genre description they fall into

Note: Links have been attached to most of the tools. Click on the name of the tool to take you to its host page.

Tool

Genre/ description

Linkedin

Social Networking (find expert resources on various topics)

Pintrest

Social Indexing-Organize resources (websites, links, pictures)

Google Reader

Rss feed aggregator – Note: It has been discontinued as of July 2, 2013

Teachers pay teachers

An open marketplace where teacher share & / or sell lessons they have created

Doctopus (Google App)

A Google script that is used within a Google spreadsheet. It is used to distribute, share, and manage documents with students

Ted Talks (videos)

Video lectures (flipped classrooms)

PearlTrees

Visual and collaborative curation tool used to collect, organize and share URL’s as well as uploaded photos and notes

Diigo

Organize resources (bookmarks, research tools, pictures)

PBworks

Secure online environment for collaboration, file sharing – setup is a wiki format

iGoogle

(retired Nov 2013) Personalized Homepage

TweetDeck

Social Indexing- Organize Tweet topics

Teachingchannel.org

Repository for teachers – includes videos and lesson plans

Google Docs

Shared Document creation

Symbaloo

Organize Resources (bookmarks)

Kahn Academy

Video lectures (flipped classrooms)

Youtube

Mixed video on various topics

Livebinders

online environment for organizing and presenting various resources

Wikispaces

web app (web page design) which allows people to add, modify or delete content in a collaborative environment.

Instagram

Photo app (collaboration)

Edublog

Blog (education focus)

Story Maker

web-based app for story creation

I have posted some curated videos on the topic of Personal Learning Environments below. These are not my work, just resources from others on the topic.

Personal Learning Environment - What is PLE? In 60 seconds

Personal Learning Environment (PLE)

Make Your own Personal Learning Environment