How to Use Paper.li to Enhance Your PLN

Paper.li is a twitter app that allows you to aggregate your twitter followers into an e-newspaper. The possibilities are endless. I noticed that besides compiling your twitter feed, it also will siphon your facebook feed . . . that is, if you want it to! “Feed” in this context refers to your followers or friends comments, articles, photos, and links.  Paper.li could be the next best thing for social networking for learning communities. Imagine what you could do with it for your school or project!

Watch my video demonstration on how to use Paper.li to set up your own personal learning network (PLN):

http://www.screenr.com/embed/92Ss

I invite you to subscribe to my e-newspaper, The Online Educator, to become part of my PLN.  I follow the EFL/ESL and tech leaders from around the world.  Since this paper publishes daily, it forces me to read about the latest technology tools and how they might be integrated into the classroom.  For instance, I’m following the tweets of the Presidents of TESOL France and Chile, as well as IATEFL.  I’m learning so much from my online peers.  I hope you can, too! Here’s the link:

http://paper.li/teacherrogers/1301595898#

About Sandra Rogers

Sandra Rogers
Mrs. Rogers has a master's in TESOL, as well as the TESOL certificate in the Principles and Practices of Online Teaching. Currently, she's enrolled in a doctorate program for instructional design. She has a K-12 bilingual (Spanish) teaching certificate from California. Her areas of expertise are in bilingual education, culture, language acquisition and development (BCLAD), reading, quality assurance, and technology. She's active in the CALL-IS of TESOL and volunteers to provide free professional development for the Electronic Village Online (EVO). Mrs. Rogers spends her days scoring the TOEFL and TOEIC online for ETS. Additionally, Sandra founded a nonprofit charity to help job seekers find employment utilizing social media as a career tool. Find her on twitter @teacherrogers to learn about tips on integrating technology into the classroom.
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2 Responses to How to Use Paper.li to Enhance Your PLN

  1. Joe McVeigh Joe McVeigh says:

    Thanks for this post, Sandra. I always wondered how people put together their [fill-in-the-name-of-the-person-or-organizations's] Daily. Now the secret is out!

    • You’re welcome, Joe! Yes, it’s actually quite easy. Like you I had questions about how to get it started and I asked someone who has one. They never replied, so I figured it out myself. Now I realize that many online news agencies must use the same technology because it looks very similar to the format on Paper.li—very professional.

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