Expanding my PLN
The groups that I joined were all on Facebook and varied in terms of content and quality. Each group is a little bit different in terms of frequency of posts, interaction, size, etc. Part of this is due to the wild west nature of groups. Anyone can create them (which is great), but this also leads to a tendency for groups focusing on the same goal to be created. I noticed a lot of cross over in terms of the type of content and even focus across these groups. Perhaps one day someone will come up with an easier way to organize these groups.
I noticed that I tend to prefer to respond to people, rather than put myself out there. Especially if I know of a solution. This typical of my personality as it allows me to contribute and interact with others while not revealing any challenges or criticism of my ideas. I know I said that before but it does take time to get over insecurities.
Anyway, pictures of the groups I joined and the interactions that I made are in the slideshow below.
Visualizing my PLE
I noticed a lot of overlap with the use of tools (hence some of the clutter in the middle. I also tried to represent my frequency of use with platforms (the larger the icon, the more interaction I have with it on a weekly basis.
It is no surprise to me the GSuite take up such a large portion of my own PLE diagram. I use it heavily each and every day for work (currently at a Google School). I wondering if this will change in the coming years as I move to a Microsoft Teams school.
I was surprised that Facebook came in second. However, during shutdowns it become a wonderful source of ideas. On top of that the Seesaw community groups are simply top notch.