I guess I am guilty of being a lurkers (read or observe without contributing) I usually read a lot of article and blogs and all the comments the readers leave, but never comment on them myself. But after reading Cool Cat Teacher Blog I think I will do my best to get involved in the conversations and try contribute some of my knowledge. I do agree that people need to be mindful when they comment and try to stay professional. I made one comment on Jennifer Lester's blog today and plan to make more soon.
I singed up for a Diigo account. I am following Jennifer Lester and I also joined the Diigo Autism Teacher group. I also signed up for Google Reader as well. I am following the Learning Disabilities blog (http://learningdisabilities.about.com/b/), Special Education and Learning Differences
(http://blog.pcieducation.com/) and Technology Integration in Education (Technology Impact on Schools)
I think participation in a PLN is gonging to be very beneficial to me. It will allow me to connect with other professional in my filed that I can learn from and give me new insight in how to better teach my students. Just today I found a few sites and blogs that I think will be very helpful to me this year.
I plan on visiting the Teaching Children with Special Needs site (http://specialneeds.achievement-products.com). I hope this site will offer me some new strategies to help me be a better teacher to help my students.