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Maddie Dunbar

Blog post 2 - Global Netweaver (module 6)

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The VERY last blog post EVER is finally here! (sign of relief)

The last article I had to read/annotate and blog about was Shelly Terrell: Global Netweaver, Curator, PLN builder. One of the biggest part of this article, to me, was PLN. Shelly Terrell refers to this as Passionate Learning Networks, and I absolutely love that. She defines this simply as "the people you choose to connect with and learn from." This definiton could not ring anymore true. She also added how learning happens together, which is also very true. Lastly, she gives this analogy: "“Ask a question of the person next to you,” she tells her students. “They find out that sometimes their question isn’t answered,” she explains, which gives her the opportunity to say, “Imagine asking the entire class.” Usually someone knows the answer, she says. This analogy really helped me understand what she was trying to get across in her article, and now I fully understand.

She goes on to discuss winning over skeptics in schools, building a personal learning network, and the global conversation, which was all interesting and insightful. At the end of the article, there was also a video that we could watch with further information, which was actually really helpful. 

 

Well, it has been one hell of a ride with blog posts and this class, and I really truly enjoyed every moment of it!