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Comment by Dan Gillmor on February 17, 2014 at 6:55pm

Tom, 

I like the snowflake analogy it is a great way of explaining the unique PLN's that we each develop.It is important that we teach this PLN development not only to our colleagues but also our students. I have had the experience of overwhelming colleagues with PLN successes - I have learned to try and throttle back the enthusiasm a bit when speaking with non-connected educators. 

Comment by Gabrielle Frohock on February 16, 2014 at 12:33am
Great video! I love the comment on teaching students to be flexible and change as technology changes. This is ultimately what we should be doing as educators as well.

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