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3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Edsurge

Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. And although they’re an impressive group, representing over 250 organizations, they’re doing what you should be doing: forming a Personal Learning Network (PLN) that benefits both themselves and the wider education community.

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. facebook Google for Educators google plus social media twitter It''s a must read. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Build Your Personal Learning Network #WTI15

Reading By Example

My topic was how to get started in building one’s personal learning network. Teachers in mathematics, science, technology, physical education, art, social studies, and special education were represented. I thought these observations were fair and accurately described what many educators experience for professional learning offered in their school and district.

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) Using Social Media

EdTechSandyK

The theme of the session is Social Media & PLNs , so I prepared a Prezi (my first ever; please take this into account if you peruse it below!) Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) Using Social Media on Prezi. pln social media tcea On October 13th I''m helping facilitate a breakout session at the TCEA Fall TECSIG meeting. which provides an overview of how my PLN has been built over the past couple of years. I would appreciate feedback on it, even though I probably will not have time to do too many tweaks before tomorrow.

7 Must-Read Resources on Social Media for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

There are obviously quite a few social media resources available to school leaders on the Web, but finding high-quality information can be difficult. Here are some books that I consider vital for school leaders seeking to learn as much as they can about its potential to enhance leadership and education. The School Leader''s Guide to Social Media by Ron Williamson and J.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. This is true, in many cases, when these tools are used for personal use. Quite simply, social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook have improved my effectiveness and efficiency as an educational leader. 21st Century Leadership Social Medi

Social Media In The Classroom.

The Web20Classroom

Recently at NCTIES Kevin Honeycutt spoke on Personal Learning Networks. And it would have been difficult, nigh impossible, to have these kinds of connections and relationships without social media. The topic on #edchat this week centered around Social Media and the role it currently plays in education and the role it should play in education. Change?

7 Steps to Optimize Your Social Media Presence as an Educator

The 21st Century Principal

In his book, The New Rules of Marketing & PR , David Meerman Scott perhaps captures why a number of us so heavily engage in using social media: “ It’s fun to blog and tweet, and it makes you feel good to get your ideas out into the world.” But for me real satisfaction comes from making “connections” with other educators and growing my personal learning network. Making personal network connections to learn and interact with other educators is both personally and professionally satisfying, and this is best done when we do so as real people.

Why Every Leader Needs a PLN

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) has been around for a couple of years now. Carve out a little time each day (15 – 30 minutes) and use one of many available free tools to learn. Learning has been, and always will be, a pivotal component of this process. Quite simply the best leaders are always learning. Learning is the fuel of leadership.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

We had a vibrant conversation on the topic of Digital Leadership with a focus on school culture, embracing change, strategic use of social media, the Model Schools Conference , and innovation. Our connection began like many other educators who use social media as part of a Personal Learning Network – we wanted to learn, grow, and get better.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment. Do you need some assistance with that? Note- omg ikr?

A little more conversation

Learning with 'e's

Now it depends on how you define CPD, but for me it is the personal learning you require to sustain, enhance and extend your own capabilities within your professional practice. This learning can come in many forms. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the vehicle that carries me to this learning, and social media is the highway that enables me to get there.

A Shockingly Private Blog Post About Social Media

The Daring Librarian

But this post is all about the difference between sharing what is personal versus private on social media. Why do people TMI share on Social Media? Even so, I think it's important to keep your interactions on Social Media authentically you, real, but always professional. What do you think is the difference between personal and private?

The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections

You see, prior to 2009 I was adamantly opposed to even the thought of using social media for both personal and professional reasons. I swore that I would never be on any social media site and became disgusted when friends and family brought up the topic. Thus I was convinced that there was absolutely no value in using social media in my life.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time. There is nothing more important to an educator, outside of working with kids, than professional learning. Through social media a Personal Learning Network (PLN) provides a great antidote to the age-old time excuse. Or is there? Image credit: [link].

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. LinkedIn : Professional networking site that allows educators to connect, exchange ideas, and find opportunities. For more information on Twitter check out this video.

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Are You a Connected Educator: Powerful video

Technology Bits Bytes and Nibbles

Collaboration Personalized Learning PLN (Personal Learning Network) Professional Development Social Media Teachers collaboration Connected Educators PLN Sorry, but You’re Not a Connected Educator Unless. Related posts: The Conected Educator. Powerful Videos every teacher needs to watch! Military Connected Students in the Classroom.

How to Become a Connected Educator: Developing an Effective PLN

The 21st Century Principal

According to Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall, “Teachers must learn to model connectedness and enable students to develop personal learning networks, made up of people and resources from both their physical and virtual worlds but first, teachers must become connected collaborators themselves.” They use the crowd to learn more about the craft of teaching.

Connectedness as the Standard

A Principal's Reflections

My personal and professional journey in this area is well documented and something that I regularly present on. couros/79 9 Here is my quick list of reasons why all educators should become connected and form their own Personal Learning Network(PLN) : We become the epicenter of our learning and determine what, where, and when we want to learn.

People Make the Difference

A Principal's Reflections

Almost all of this growth can be attributed to a point in time that I became connected using a variety of social media tools. As many readers of my blog know, the big changes in my career came when I discovered the value of social media as a leader and learner. It really clicked after I applied what I had learned to transform the culture of NMHS.

3 Simple Steps to Help Students Become a Global Citizen

The CoolCatTeacher

The Arab-Israeli Conflict simulation out of the University of Michigan is a powerful way to connect and learn and so are ePals , iEarn , Taking IT Global and many transformative organizations. We all have a lot to learn!). Step 2: Build Your Personal Learning Network (PLN). Then, connect yourself to other educators by building your own personal PLN.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. edWeb Personal Learning Network PLN

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

My father was an elementary principal for 30 years and I always admired how he was able to inspire his staff to focus on student learning. But I learned from a mentor early on that making mistakes is okay; just don''t make the same mistake twice. It was at this point that I began to take more risks to create a better teaching and learning culture at NMHS.

Stop Ignoring Google+

A Principal's Reflections

In case you didn''t know there are thousands of educators and an array of learning communities over at Google+. From my point of view educators become quickly attached to one specific social media tool as their go to source for his/her Personal Learning Network (PLN). Nor should it be considered the best learning option for all.

Identity play

Learning with 'e's

This is the second post in my series of retrospective reviews on seminal books about learning and technology. I have scoured my personal book library in search of a dozen books that have influenced my own thinking, and share a synopsis of their contents with you. We live in a world far richer in terms of social networking than Sherry Turkle did in the 1990s.

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Boost Your Teacher Brand appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s also the best way to promote your personal and professional brand. Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? Five Tips to Help You Create a Personal Brand and a Positive Digital Reputation. What do your website, blog, and social media profile say about you?

Can social media combat the issue of educator isolation?

The Innovative Educator

In part one we invited listeners to join BAM radio's Rae Pica for a discussion about overcoming isolation by building a personal learning network which you can listen to here. In this show we walk listeners through the process of getting connected starting with the 5 C's of building your personal learning network moving to a discussion of what that looks like in practice. Feelings of isolation occur with some regularity among educators, especially those who teach in specialty areas and/or small schools. I want more ». BAM Radio

A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

This is not to say that they are unwilling to learn or embrace significant change in this area. Thus, the use of social media in schools by educators continues to be an uphill battle. Simply communicating and telling your story with social media tools can accomplish this. Don''t wait another second to start building a Personal Learning Network (PLN).

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Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

Expanded access to learning - In my case digital communications opened my eyes to new and more powerful ways to learn. I then began sharing with groups of teachers several ideas, strategies, and tools I'd acquired from my personal learning network (PLN). To use social media effectively, you need to see yourself as a learner, not just a leader.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

However, the mounting pressure from ridiculous mandates as a result of the current education reform movement and massive budget cuts across the country, have made it a challenge to learn through traditional pathways. These are not the meaningful, rich, and relevant learning opportunities that leaders of today’s schools deserve or yearn for. To view the entire series click HERE.

This is Tim

The Playground Advocate

The first-person voice sounded wordy and self-congratulatory. Skills apps CEM communication Connected Educator explain everything Fun Personal Learning Network PLN Reflective Teaching Social Media video creation She didn''t give me any specifics on what this needed to look like, but she did give me a pretty tight deadline of a few days. 21st C.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 1: Social Chat Platforms Problem One: How do you gather a group of like-minded educators in one place in order to share ideas, when so many miles separate you? Many teachers connect this way to learn about the latest in edtech tools, educational ideas and methods in teaching, and joining my fellow Nebraskan teachers for the weekly chat gives me a comfortable hour that flies by and is full of ideas and collaboration. Many times, I have attended an EdCamp and learned more about the latest in education and brought it immediately back to my classroom.

Hey Michigan - Happy Social Media Day! #smday

Kleinspiration

June 30 is Social Media Day Michigan is the third state to officially declare Social Media as an official day of celebration. I must admit that as a Michigan teacher who is a strong advocate for social media , I''m a bit disappointed that the presence of this event wasn''t as large as I would have expected. That''s right - it''s official.

Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group!

Shake Up Learning

The post Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to Shake Up Learning in 2017? Looking to connect and learn with like-minded educators? I created this group to fulfill a request from the Shake Up Learning readers, and to connect better with teachers and educators. I just joined the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group!

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

User Generated Education

Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning. How to be a self-directed learner – finding and using resources (both face-to-face and online) to learn and improve personal interests. Self-directed Learning. How to develop one’s own Personal Learning Network (PLN). Code.org: Anybody can learn.

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PLN or CoP?

Learning with 'e's

That''s quite an apt result because Google and many of the other large, supposedly ''free'' social media tools are very much focused on making money to sustain their operations. Nor is it about the morality of social media companies. But it is about making connections for learning through the ''free'' tools we have at our disposal - social media.

#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with 'e's

I have written a lot about Personal Learning Environments in the past, especially when they were emerging as a concept, and sounded quite new. There were posts about the Anatomy of PLEs , their functionality , their role as a counterpoint to the institutional Learning Management System, and also their relationship to MOOCs and Connectivism. Unported License.

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