Tool #2 Posting
I can see the value in being able to build a PLN across the district--globe for a broader spectrum of ideas and opinions. Participation is the key, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. As far as the commenting advice, I read the 10 techniques article. Posing a question, leaving it open ended, inviting people to post a comment seems a fairly painless way to get the conversation going. I haven't yet applied any of the 10 techniques yet, but I will in this posting. It is a little nerve wracking to post your comments to the world, but I also have to remember that there are millions of blogs out there and the probability of seeing mine is slim..So far I've only posted comments to blogs of folks I know in my own PLN. So now I leave my blog to go and search out a "cutting edge" educational website to visit and share back here. Anyone have any ideas?
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ This is a great site to go to for Science.