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Creating A Professional Learning Collection With @appoLearning

The Web20Classroom

I've been working on a Professional Learning Collection. I get asked all the time about the best places for educators to learn from other educators on their own time. You sign in with your Google, Twitter or Facebook account. Oh and check out the Professional Learning Collection. appoLearning Professional DevelopmentA note about the privacy settings.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaStem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development” : Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any ideas? Connecting globally is really powerful, but how do we use this medium in a way to enhance professional learning and empower the voice of teachers in our own building.

Making Professional Learning Count

Digital Promise

You can reach her on Twitter: @JenCohKab. According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, states and school systems spend $18 billion annually on professional development for educators in the United States, and almost all teachers participate in some form of professional development. “We learn and use skills that are not always measured in a classroom observation.

Why Twitter Chats Matter

The Web20Classroom

As a co-founder of #edchat and a life-long learner I''ve had the opportunity to be a part of 100''s of Twitter chats over the past 5 years. Twitter chats expose you to colleagues and friends you might not otherwise engage with. One-way conversations don''t really work on Twitter. I find engaging with new voices one of the reasons I keep coming back to Twitter chats. Twitter chats not only expose us to new people, but we hear new ideas that could be a great takeaway afterwards. This is my favorite part of Twitter chats. I want to learn. But why?

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. Connected Learning. Rationale: The opportunities for learning in our world today are immense and we need to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us. This has a major impact in our learning today. Access to one another can accelerate and amplify powerful learning opportunities.

Professional Development and Professional Learning #miamidevice

The Principal of Change

Simply processing through writing… Sitting in Adam Bellow’s session this morning discussing “professional development”, I tweeted the following: Does the term “professional development” invoke thoughts of “1 time”, where “professional learning” sounds more continuous? miamidevice.

Twitter for Professional Learning

EdTechSandyK

On Wednesday, February 8th, I am presenting a workshop on Twitter for Professional Learning at the 2012 TCEA Convention. Twitter for Professional Learning Please add comments, questions, and ideas below, whether you view the binder online only or attend the workshop in person. pln presentation tcea TCEA2012 twitter Embedded below is a LiveBinder containing all of the resources for my presentation. It''s my first ever LiveBinder, and first ever BYOD session. Looking forward to the challenge! Thanks!

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What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. That may be different from why most people sign up for Twitter, but that is an educator’s perspective that may not have been imagined by Twitter’s founders. This requires work. It does require time and effort.

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Billy Krakower (@ wkrakower ), co-author of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Stay tuned!

8 things Twitter savvy educators do to improve learning

eSchool News

When it comes to useful PD, more educators are turning to Twitter to grow learning networks in 140 characters. These days, it’s hard to meet an educator who hasn’t heard of Twitter. While some might question if the social media platform can help with professional development (PD), there are others who know just how much potential rests in 140 characters.

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

The notion of “effective professional learning” is something that has been discussed for decades. A comparison in the philosophies of today’s school districts yields results that falls across a continuum of who controls the learning. Learn alongside your staff members and model expectations for them. Invest the time in professional learning, not managerial tasks.

5 Excellent New Twitter Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 9, 2015 Twitter is one of the best platforms for creating and growing your personal/professional learning network (PLN). Twitter tools The strength of this microblogging tool lies in its easy.read more.

Embrace the Power of Twitter

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

When inspirational speaker Ken Shelton, @k_shelton , gave the keynote speech at our school district's first Institute Day this fall, he challenged educators to join Twitter. We now have a hashtag and our teachers are beginning to use Twitter to document some of the great things happening in our classrooms, primarily through text and a photo. Many educators followed his advice.

Facebook for Professional Learning

EdTechSandyK

If you''re reading this post, I''m going to assume you are an active reader of blogs or Twitter or both. Are you also leveraging Facebook for your professional learning? Many of the educators and educational organizations you follow through Twitter or on blogs are also maintaining pages on Facebook. blogs facebook professional development social media twitter

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School

TeachThought - Learn better.

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School. We’ve theorized before that learning through social networks is the future. Twitter in the classroom? But what about a simple process for schools to use begin using twitter meaningfully? We kept it basic with 5 pathways: Resources, Student Learning, PLNs, Emerging Trends, And PD.

Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network

edWeb.net

Teachers can seek out experts via edWeb.net , Edmodo , Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , Skype , Pinterest , and other social media and educational websites. This new phenomenon has a name – a “Professional Learning Network” – and it is the greatest thing ever to happen to the educational profession! Follow him on Twitter @newteacherhelp. See you then!

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. Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community Personal Learning NetworkWho can be a “collaborative changemaker”?

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

edWeb.net

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work, including being chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014. Follow Eric on Twitter @E_Sheninger. This post was written by Eric Sheninger. Read the original post here.

Twitter Questions and Tips

EdTechSandyK

I''m prepping for a workshop on Twitter for Professional Learning that I will be facilitating at the TCEA 2012 convention in a couple of weeks. The workshop is aimed at folks who are brand new to Twitter. If you''ve been using Twitter for a while, what are the top one or two pieces of advice you would give to someone who is just starting out? pln tcea twitter

Twitter for Professional Learning - #TCEA13 #Twitter4PL

EdTechSandyK

Today @MagisterWarren and I ( @EdTechSandyK ) are presenting a workshop on Twitter for Professional Learning at the TCEA 2013 Convention and Exposition. Click to Access LiveBinder: Twitter for Professional Learning – TCEA 2013 Alternate Link to LiveBinder: [link] P.S. While waiting for the workshop to begin, you might want to check out The 10 Stages of Twitter for Teachers. pln presentation professional development tcea TCEA2013 twitter Below is a link to the LiveBinder with all of our presentation resources. Happy Tweeting!

7 tips for teachers building collaborative, fearless PLNs

eSchool News

To support this process, we will unravel the process of building a Professional Learning Network of fellow educators, and how it can remove isolation and improve your professional practice. Don’t be daunted! Try these best practices for finding and collaborating with fellow educators. This is an astounding number that costs the U.S. more than $2 billion annually.

My Favorite Videos For Describing Educators' Professional Use of Twitter

EdTechSandyK

A snapshot of the information flowing through my Twitter stream today. I have been actively using Twitter for professional learning for a little over four years. It has become my most valuable professional learning resource during that time. I am often at a loss for words when I am trying to briefly describe Twitter as a learning tool.

Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14

EdTechSandyK

At the 2014 TCEA Convention and Exposition , I presented a concurrent session called Got Twitter? I have presented several workshops over the past few years which introduce folks to using Twitter for professional learning, but have also wanted to share other tips and tools that have made my use of Twitter more productive. Participate in a Twitter chat.

5 Common Sense Twitter Tips for School Leaders & Educators

The 21st Century Principal

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach writes in her book, The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age, "We can reach out to our network, harvest the collective wisdom found there, and then bring it back to the school." Setting up a Twitter account is rather easy to do, but using it as a networking tool is a complicated process that takes time and effort. To administrators who have added getting their Twitter account established to their 2012 Things to Get Done Resolution List, I offer these 5 Common Sense Tips to help in that endeavor. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach is right.

Ideas for Developing Your Global Professional Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

My two favorite tools for engaging and connecting with others are Twitter and Blogging, which will be the main focus of a training session I will be sharing next week. With Twitter I have connected with educators as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and Australia. In my "Life Before Twitter" these kinds of connections would have been impossible. Now, with Twitter, I can message other people who share my interests no matter where they are. And Twitter has also enabled me to connect with leaders in education that I would not have been able to network with in the past.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Let’s take Twitter as an example. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter, it’s a microblogging platform. In the last few years, Twitter has emerged as a powerful platform for educators. In fact, teachers make up a significant amount of the traffic volume on Twitter , and roughly 25% of educators are users of the platform. Get on Twitter. Explore the Interface. Share.

Five Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

Let’s take Twitter as an example. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter, it’s a microblogging platform. In the last few years, Twitter has emerged as a powerful platform for educators. In fact, teachers make up a significant amount of the traffic volume on Twitter , and roughly 25% of educators are users of the platform. Get on Twitter. It’s time to get on Twitter!

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. In years past, I''ve followed the event closely from Twitter and through the resources attendees shared out during the conference. What is Digital Learning Day? Why Support Digital Learning Day? Everyone!

Investing in leadership capacity: The amazing, wonderful District 59

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here’s what we discussed… Day 1: The Big Picture: Start With the Why – How is the innovation decade going to change learning of, by, and for young people? thank you Pam Moran for this question!) – Establishing our rules of play and group norms – Quick reactions to my TEDxDesMoines talk about extracurricular learning v. We also had fun as we learned.

If You Could Only Follow 5 Education Twitter Accounts.

EdTechSandyK

In February 2012, I will be presenting a workshop on Twitter for Professional Learning at the Texas Computer Education Association convention. As part of the workshop, I want to be able to recommend high quality Twitter accounts for the participants in the workshop to follow. pln tcea twitter I need your help! Relax, it''s hypothetical!).

140 Twitter Tips Help Educators Get Connected

MiddleWeb

Reviewer Laura Von Staden believes every educator can gain innumerable resources and make valuable connections by using Twitter. She highlights some of the basic and advanced Twitter tips in this book by teacher-experts Brad Currie, Billy Krakower and Scott Rocco.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

More Verbs

Having a good network of other educators interested in the same topics and issues you are is a strong approach to powering your professional learning. Twitter and other social media can help feed that learning and build your network. Principal Matt Renwick writes about how Twitter can be overwhelming, but smart use of Twitter, and supporting tools, can fuel your professional learning network (PLN). Watching Twitter posts from new Twitter users] reminded me of my own initial experience with Twitter, almost four years ago.

3 Reasons Educators Need to Use Multiple Twitter Accounts

The 21st Century Principal

The widespread use of Twitter by educators is evident by the number of educators using it. Just following the Twitter stream during the course of a week, and you''ll see several "chats" devoted to education and educational practice. For the most part, though, educators use Twitter in two ways: To effectively promote the classroom, school or school district and inform the larger community To foster and develop connections with other educators and experts to develop what is known as a Professional Learning Network, or PLN. Here''s some reasons to think about.

Stuck in Your Head and Heart

The Principal of Change

How often do we create learning experiences that stick with the learners for days or even weeks after Something that sticks with them and can’t get out of their head? When I think about the learning experiences that I create for others, I have a goal for each day, and the words are attributed to the late, great, Jim Valvano; laugh, cry, think. April 3, 2015 The Game of School.

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

“Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. I am perhaps showing my age, but my first “Personal Learning Network” used very little of the technologies we use now. That learning network was rounded out by the occasional book title I picked up at the bookstore or at a conference. No need to be afraid.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Let’s take Twitter as an example. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter, it’s a microblogging platform. In the last few years, Twitter has emerged as a powerful platform for educators. In fact, teachers make up a significant amount of the traffic volume on Twitter , and roughly 25% of educators are users of the platform. Get on Twitter. Explore the Interface. Share.