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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

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.

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Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

Will and I met virtually on Twitter way back in 2009. 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.

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. Image credit: [link] Being a disconnected nomad limited my ability to lead and learn.

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.

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"!

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. " Our plates should be small but our appetite LARGE for new technology ". pace yourself, you can''t learn AND use everything you hear about ALL the time! Social Networks for Educators.the best of Facebook & Myspace but all for educators --. NECC09 Washington DC on PhotoPeach.

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.

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.

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

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s).

Be the Example

A Principal's Reflections

When it came to technology and innovation, I was great at telling others what they should be doing. After getting on Twitter in 2009 I realized that we had to be better for our kids. Together we were then able to show efficacy aligned to technology use and innovative ideas.

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.

Make Change Stick

A Principal's Reflections

What are the school factors that influence student learning and ultimately achievement? When I began to develop a shared vision and strategic plan for change with my staff back in 2009 I referred to the Katgar Model of Change.

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. As I learned from my students, many more people use the social media tool, Facebook, than use Twitter. Principals can also use social networking tools for professional growth and development.

The Administrators Toolkit Updated and Refreshed

The Web20Classroom

I originally wrote this post way back in 2009. Most schools and districts spend lot of time and effort trying to get their teachers up to speed on technology and its use/place in the classroom. I have put together what I am calling The Administrators Technology Toolkit. (I

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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. Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology: Minecraft.

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!

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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. Write a post that includes your nominations on your blog , link to them and link to this site ( See an example from 2009. )