Personal Learning Environments are systems that “help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learning to set their own goals, manage their own learning (in both content and process, communicate with others in the process of learning, and thereby achieve learning goals” (2010).
We were provided with a video where a 7th grader gave a tour of her PLE on Youtube. I am sure I am not alone in being a person that has never seen a PLE. Not only did this 7th grader seem to have no issues with the technology, she had her applications divided out into school related and personal related. It was amazing.
This is a video that discusses PLE’s for educators. It breaks it down, or at least it did for me, as to what this 7th grader was talking about, and how she was using it to benefit her education. Kind of dry at points, but worth to take a look!