I have found the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to be a fantastic organization for expanding my personal learning network (PLN)on a grand scale. I attended the annual conference which was held in Washington, D.C. in 2009 and came away very impressed and full of new ideas. The conference this year will be in Denver.
One of the most useful aspects of belonging to ISTE has been the Social Networking opportunities, particularly through the 20 special interest groups. The variety of the "buffet" of SIGS offers something to delight everyone!
Recently I have been participating in the book discussion from one of the SIGS on Christopher Bonk's book The World is Open. Knowing that I am going to share ideas with other professionals has motivated me to be more reflective in my reading. I not only highlight, I also reread and select the ideas that most impressed me. I hope that there will be more of this type of reading and reflecting in the future!