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These are two most recent Digital Learning Communities I have joined:
- EdConnectr, through connecteducators.org
EdConnectr offers ways to meet educators like yourself. I was attracted to join this because I think highly of the content Sheryl Nassbaum-Beach, founder of EdConnectr, puts out through her blog and Tweets.
So far I have made 12 connections and joined two groups through this site.
This tool seems to have peaked for The Connected Educator month so far. I anticipate one more cycle of Connected Educator’s month would indicate if this site will last. The parent site, https://connectededucators.org/, remains a good resource regardless of the success of edConnectr.
Edweb.net is free for educators to create a personal learning networks or professional learning communities. This site not only offers a variety of ways to search for educators based on a variety of criteria, but also allows you to set up notification of free group webinars on topics of your interest.
In my experience there are always more webinars offered than I can attend, but the archive feature for webinars is very useful. I have also made one in-person connection which was quite productive. Overall, I look for this site to continue to grow as the groups are vibrant and continually producing webinars – according to my Inbox!