Through a Tweet by Steven Anderson (follow him if you don't) I learned about a great slide presentation created by Bethany Smith (another person you should follow on Twitter) about creating an online personal learning network (PLN). The presentation tells the story of how Bethany created her PLN before moving on to showing you how to create your own online PLN.
The presentation is embedded below.
Applications for Education
Some of the best lesson plans I've developed over the years have been the result of exchanging ideas and collaborating with other teachers. Building an online PLN is a great way to exchange ideas with other educators and to collaborate with other educators.
Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Seven Ways to Find Teachers on Twitter
How to Build a Personal Learning Network