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. One thing I''ve learned about using the web and Web 2.0

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with.

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The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections

It seems like just yesterday that I was a disconnected nomad working hard to maintain the status quo and conform to a rigid system commonly known as education. You see, prior to 2009 I was adamantly opposed to even the thought of using social media for both personal and professional reasons.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

A major theme that resonated throughout our discussion was the importance of becoming a connected educator and how this in itself can be a powerful catalyst for meaningful change. Will and I met virtually on Twitter way back in 2009.

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). It is also extremely important for district and school teams to collaborate in person on specific goals.

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

I knew early on in my education career that I wanted to be an administrator. 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.

Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences With Technolgy

EdTechSandyK

This content below is written as a reflection on what I learned in week four of the Teaching with Technology course I am taking as I pursue a master''s degree in educational technology leadership. The two themes that stood out the most for me during Week 4 of Teaching With Technology were "cooperative/collaborative learning" and "contextual/situational learning". I found that I love learning "across space"! The power of cooperative learning, or as Pitler et.

#NECC09 Conference - Washington, DC

The Daring Librarian

lovely, smart, & cool colleagues who can continue the discussion about Educational Technology - expanded my Personal Learning Network! i learned to stay mum about who i really was.doing my thing and being internet aware.lots of pseudonyms!

Musings & Lessons Learned from NECC09

The Daring Librarian

Musings, & Lessons Learned from the NECC Conference, 09. then think about the ONE thing you would like to learn or apply to your career in the next year. " pace yourself, you can''t learn AND use everything you hear about ALL the time! Build your PLN (Personal Learning Network) you''re not alone.even if you''re the only one in your school trying new things.you''re not alone if you join and participate and develop your PLN.

Do You Have the Backbone for a PLN?

My Island View

The discussion around technology in education often revolves around wha t technology can or can’t do in regard to affecting kids’ learning. Technology’s effect on education is difficult to assess, because it is not just the technology that affects the learning.

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

It has been quite the ride since I changed my perspective on teaching, learning, and leadership eight years ago. Prior to 2009 I basically saw technology as just an add-on and something that could spruce up a lesson. The learning experience must be redesigned and made personal.

Why Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

As I reflect on my continuous evolution as an educational leader I am constantly amazed at how things have changed over the course of three years. It was in March of 2009 that I decided to give this social networking tool Twitter a try.

Connect, Share, Learn

A Principal's Reflections

It has been an incredible journey since I decided to become a connected educator back in March of 2009. Through connected learning and sharing, I have become better equipped to lead change at New Milford High School and to begin to transform the teaching and learning process.

Help Support The ISTE12 Newbie!

The Web20Classroom

In 2009, Beth Still started the ISTE Newbie Project to serve as an example of how people who are connected to one another on Twitter can work together to do great things. This amazingly generous person deserves everything we can do for him/her and more.

Make Change Stick

A Principal's Reflections

What are the school factors that influence student learning and ultimately achievement? How do we get educators and school systems to embrace change as opposed to always fighting for buy-in? Today’s leaders have a great advantage when it comes to learning and that is social media.

New Posted Resources 01/12/2010

The Web20Classroom

Don''t Be illTwitterate or aTextual tags : Twitter , favorite YouTube - Personal Learning Networks tags : PLN , favorite Ipod Apps To Get Kids Reading And Learning tags : ipod , apps , favorite The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change tags : 1to1 , favorite Podcasting Tutorials tags : podcast , favorite What Do Educational Innovators Really Do?

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What's Hidden in You?

A Principal's Reflections

I didn’t have the “talent”, pre-disposition, personality, or character to do certain things. Our minds are often the greatest advisor that we face each day, thus it is important to constantly improve our intellectual bank and diversify our networks in order to help unlock hidden talents.

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

Over the years we've had a great educational partnership with our NYC friends at Flocabulary. I'm even a proud MC Educator or Flocabulary # HipHopEd Ambassador. Flocabulary: Hip-Hop Learning That is Out of this World!

Our Work Defines Our Legacy

A Principal's Reflections

Are the memories of these individuals – whether positive or less than positive – what the other person intended? Image credit: [link] In education I don''t think anyone sets out to establish a legacy. This post is my contribution to Leadership Day 2014.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

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. As my network has grown, so has my growth as an educational leader.

Why a Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

As I reflect on my continuous evolution as an educational leader I am constantly amazed at how things have changed over the course of a year and a half. It was in March of 2009 that I decided to give this thing Twitter a try. After nearly a year of using Twitter from an educational perspective I had begun to find and read blogs on a daily basis. I often marveled at the creative thought and passion that so many educators put into their writing.

Digital Leadership – LIVE Blog of Eric Sheninger Keynote at Leading Future Learning 2015

EdTechTeacher

Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) , kicked off the 2015 Leading Future Learning conference with his keynote on Digital Leadership.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

edWeb.net

Eric Sheninger is the Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward.

The Administrators Toolkit Updated and Refreshed

The Web20Classroom

I originally wrote this post way back in 2009. Tool 1-Twitter Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a big advocate for Educators to use Twitter for Professional Development and growth. Visit my post on hashtags and chats to learn more.

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Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

I wrote a post on December 28, 2009 where I talked about tools that I thought would have a break out year. Here is an example I use a lot where I asked people to give me their thoughts on what a PLN (Personal Learning Network) means to them.

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“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

Daily Edventures

Szymon Machajewski has two passions: education and technology. By combining them both, he and his students are innovating together every day, both in person, and online. “Teaching and learning today involve tools, which are online,” says Machajewski. I use Twitter, YouTube, Blackboard, and other tools to create collaboration in engaging learning environments. In terms of education innovation, what are you most excited about for the future?

10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year 2013

The Daring Librarian

This is a must have tool for educators! Though some still consider it a big leap for an educator on the intarwebs, I think that horse has already left the barn. I went transparent in 2009 after being inspired at NECC-DC.

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10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year

The Daring Librarian

This is a must have tool for educators! Though some still consider it a big leap for an educator on the intarwebs, I think that horse has already left the barn. I went transparent in 2009 after being inspired at NECC-DC. You don''t want to be the last person who has their own domain or let someone else get it. Learn from my mistakes, when you sign up for the first time, use your own name or a variation thereof! I''m usually not one for new year''s resolutions.

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MSET Conference a Whole Lot of Awesome!

The Daring Librarian

Every year for the past fourteen years I''ve presented and attended the MICCA conference and it''s part of what has made me who i am as a technology educator. I was super happy about the success and the feedback we got from the Maryland version of the Learning Tools Smackdown!

My Edublog Nomiations 2011

The Daring Librarian

But what I get most from the Edublogs is an ever growing list of great new voices and views to add to my personal learning network. So, to practice what I preach about educational thieving, when I like something I STEAL IT!