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3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

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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.

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving

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3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving. The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a familiar concept these days. Yet, the nature of Personal Learning Networks is evolving as the range of tools available to support them increases, and our rapport with those tools becomes more sophisticated. by Peps Mccrea , staffrm.io.

My Personal Learning Network

Learning with 'e's

I was asked by Grainne Conole to record a short video on my views about Personal Learning Networks, VLEs vs PLEs and other related topics, as a contribution toward her unkeynote with Ricardo Torres Kompen for the PLE conference in Aviero, Portugal this week. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Unported License. Based on a work at steve-wheeler.blogspot.com.

Build Your Personal Learning Network #WTI15

Reading By Example

My topic was how to get started in building one’s personal learning network. I thought these observations were fair and accurately described what many educators experience for professional learning offered in their school and district. There were positives, but it seemed like schoolwide professional learning wasn’t enough for the teachers attending.

How to Introduce a Young Scholar to Twitter

ProfHacker

[ Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. I’ve learned from years of trying that nobody “gets” Twitter when you talk to them about it, and that part of the power of it is in the capacity to make global connections to knowledgeable others. Please share in comments!

If you think a personal learning network is an echo chamber you’ve missed the point.

The Innovative Educator

High school math teacher Crystal Kirch used her blog to ask for help with her biggest struggle this year: "My students don't know how to learn. On Twitter she thanked everyone for all their love in reaction to her post.even though she knew the truth was that there were people who did not love what she shared. crystal kirch Personal Learning Network

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter

EdTechSandyK

The Personal Learning Network (PLN) that I''ve built on Twitter over the past couple of months has become an amazing resource for learning about what''s going on in the educational technology world. I was excited when I had an opportunity last week to present using Twitter as a tool for personal learning to some of my colleagues.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

Will and I met virtually on Twitter way back in 2009. At the time he was known as @peoplegogy on Twitter. 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. Not having a virtual network to complement our face-to-face relationships just seems silly to me now.

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?

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. As a result I chastised my friends and made sure that the environment at my school was not only free of this stupid entity, but also other forms of distracting technologies that would interfere with student learning. Here is what I now know and believe.

Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN)

EdTechSandyK

Today at the Spring TCEA TECSIG meeting, Kim Garcia and I are presenting on Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network in one of the breakout sessions. Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network Hope this is helpful to the participants and others who may find their way to this post! blogs facebook pln tcea TECSIG twitter

Connected Educators Strive To Be ‘Genius Makers’

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For co-authors Todd Whitaker, Jeff Zoul and Jimmy Casas, a "connected educator" is a teacher or school leader who not only brings what they know to the conversation but encourages and values the sharing of everyone's expertise through online learning networks. Articles Connected Educators connected educator hashtag groups in education Jeffrey Zoul Jimmy Casas personal learning network PLN Todd Whitaker twitter PD What Connected Educators Do Differently

A little more conversation

Learning with 'e's

I went on public record several times this year to say that the best continuing professional development (CPD) I have ever received has been through Twitter. 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.

A Quick Start Guide to Participating in Twitter Chats

Tom Murray

This past week, I had the privilege of introducing US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, as a guest moderator for #edtechchat, an educational Twitter chat that I founded with four members of my personal learning network (PLN). Over the course of 60 minutes, almost 2,000 people from around the world, shared about 10,000 tweets in response to the Secretary''s six questions related to being a Connected Educator. Secretary Duncan (@arneduncan) and his Office of Educational Technology

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

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Potential Solution: Now, this first solution may sound familiar to some of you—to easily connect on Twitter, we host Nebraska EdChat ( #NebEdChat ), which takes place on Wednesday night at 8pm CST. 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. Voxer is an app that can be used to text, share a photo, or share a voice message with a single person or a group.

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. For more information on Twitter check out this video. LinkedIn : Professional networking site that allows educators to connect, exchange ideas, and find opportunities.

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Sharpest tools in the box

Learning with 'e's

Here are my 8 essential tools: 1) Twitter, because as I recently said in a YouTube video , it is immediate, social and personal. It connects me to my personal learning network (PLN) and is simple to use. 3) My iPad, which accompanies me on all my travels, keeping me in touch with e-mail, Twitter and other sites I visit regularly during a working day.

Twitter: A Tool For All

A Principal's Reflections

For those of you who regularly read my blog you know how passionate I am about Twitter and its positive impact on my professional practice as a school leader. Currently I manage two separate Twitter accounts ( @NMHS_Principal and @NewMilfordHS ) to meet the objectives stated above. Check out the archive HERE and learn how you can easily and freely harness the power of Twitter.

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.

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D

Edsurge

Speaking on panel at the PBS Digital Innovators event, Brown talked up the rise of the online spaces for collaboration, also known as personal learning networks (PLN) as enabling anyone, even those who in remote areas or who feel more introverted, to come together to collaborate and share ideas. These networks, often found on Facebook or Twitter, are spaces where educators around the world can meet each other to share ideas and best practices. On June 27 at ISTE, we invited all of beta-tester educators to meet in person as we opened the group to the public.

#NYEdTech Meetup Tonight at 7pm on Teacher #PLNs w/ @InnovativeEdu & @mr_casal

The Innovative Educator

How is that experienced being shared, and how can new teachers best learn from those that have come before them? Teachers are progressively forming broader and richer professional learning networks that extend far beyond their schools boundaries in many cases. Personal Learning Network What are the most successful teachers doing differently? in Manhattan.

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

The basic principle of Twitter is that if you follow ten people on Twitter, you will only see the tweets of those ten people. After all is said and done, in regard to building a Personal Learning Network, who one follows is much more important than who follows back. The ideal way to follow someone back is to first examine his or her Twitter Profile, which has public access. There is important information beyond the person’s name and location. A very important number on that profile is how many tweets the person has tweeted while on Twitter.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If teachers learned one thing from these experiences it is that, if you wait and ride it out long enough, all of these initiatives will all go away. Today’s learners have become more directed and into the ownership of their learning. The classroom is no longer the only location where learning takes place. If today’s learner has a need to learn something that has meaning to him/her, he/she can access information and tools to curate, communicate, collaborate and create without any help from someone standing at the head of the class. They have found their voice.

Has “Twitter” Changed or Has Our View?

The Principal of Change

(This is more about me reflecting to learn, as opposed to sharing my learning so please excuse the length of the post. There has been a lot of conversation on how “Twitter has changed” recently, and I have thought a lot about this concept. What I am offering is not a post on how you should use Twitter, but just some of my own personal thoughts and experiences.

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

For some reason any post with Twitter in the title does not do well with a general population of educators. There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. Whom should I follow on Twitter and how do I find them are key questions that need to be addressed. First, we must understand that the worst advocates for collaborating with Twitter are more often educators who are collaborating through Twitter. All Twitter accounts have profiles. The Profile.

What’s a Twitter Chat?

My Island View

There are now hundreds of Education Twitter chats taking place around the world at almost any time of day or night. My personal preference is to participate in chats with one topic to be explored in-depth as opposed to chats, which program 5 or 6 questions in a one-hour slot. We can never answer for how other people learn and participate. The use of Twitter as the platform for education chats enables not only anyone interested in the topic, but also people whose area of expertise might be that specific topic. They sort of lurk and learn the culture of the chat.

Twitter Equals Growth Mindset?

The Principal of Change

This could be something to applied the idea of educators using Twitter. The “growth mindset” is the openness to learning about the medium, but the idea of the “innovator’s mindset” leads to people creating hashtags to share things that are happening in their classroom, or using it to connect with educators that teach the same discipline as they do. With the Twitter now implementing video in the service, it will be something that people will not only be open to learn, but I am sure will do interesting and new things with. Do I know it can be powerful? Absolutely.

People Make the Difference

A Principal's Reflections

It started with Twitter and eventually led to the use of virtually every major social media tool available with the sole goal of improving professional practice. Becoming connected and developing my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) freed me from the purgatory that the traditional system of education had created. I want everyone to experience this freedom.

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.

What Makes A Personal Learning Network Valuable To You?

The Web20Classroom

Really the meaning is, well, personal. Recently at #ISTE10 a video was shot, interview several members of my PLN as to why they have one, how they use theirs, and more specifically, how Twitter has helped build that PLN. Also, last Spring I got several other members of my PLN to give me the reason why their PLN is important to them and why they find theirs valuable to their professional learning. I get that question all the time. My PLN is different from anyone else''s, however, we all have similarities is why we have one and why it is important to us. Check it out.

8 Ways for Teachers (and Parents) to Use Twitter

Gaggle Speaks

Unless you’ve been living in a box at the bottom of the ocean since 2006, you should know about Twitter, the social network that lets users read and send “tweets” no more than 140 characters long. But what you might not know is that Twitter is used by over 500 million people worldwide and is a terrific resource for educators and parents. Mobile LearningWithin seconds.

Twitter: The Art of the Follow

The Daring Librarian

The Art of the Follow: One of the hardest things on Twitter is to master is the art of the Follow. Twitter Comic Tutorial At-A-Glance Part Deux that coordinates to this blog is below- thanks!) So I go to my special gmail account just for blogging & Twitter and I see an email notification that someone has followed me, or someone I admire lists them on a Follow Friday.or

Twitter: Easiest Way to Get Connected for 21st Century Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

If you''re looking for a social media tool to get started with in your role as a 21st century administrator, start with Twitter. Twitter as a listening tool : I have access to two Twitter accounts. One is my school Twitter account, and the other is my personal-professional account. More than that, Twitter expands your world beyond your school building.

What Twitter Shortcomings?

My Island View

I was somewhat disturbed about a recent post by a friend and connected colleague concerning the state of Twitter and its use by some individuals in what is now fast becoming the education social media culture. My friend seemed to be longing for the “good ole days” of Twitter when it was smaller numbers and people knew their place in their interacting with others. I remember those days as well, since I was on Twitter years before my friend. I see the benefits of having a collaborative tool like Twitter to improve the profession of teaching. Sharing Is Not Bragging.

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.

Kleinspiration

just as I like for my students to think of learning as being fun. A new friend from Twitter ( @Dr.SpikeCook ) gave me a call this morning to discuss a few educational topics. As I sipped my coffee, I enjoyed the casual exchange of dialogue surrounding classroom design, getting started with blogging, and influential members of my personal learning network. Twitter.

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. facebook Google for Educators google plus social media twitter Social Media is an incredible resource for education. It''s a must read.

MA folks- My one-day workshop on Social Media and Personal Learning Networks

SpeechTechie

The first is on a topic close to my heart, Personal Learning Networks. This workshop will help you develop your Personal Learning Network (PLN) through social web tools that will open up a world of educational ideas to you and your colleagues. The workshop will provide modeling of tools such as Google Reader for review of Edublogs, Twitter and Google+, social bookmarking with Diigo, and other tools, along with guided practice in each tool. This session will help you find information and lesson ideas, inspiring your work! To Register, Click Here