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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Android Apps Anyone?

A Principal's Reflections

Ever since becoming connected in March 2009 I have relied on two primary mobile devices. I was able to deal with the ridicule from my tweeps, but it wasn''t until my wife got sick of the fact that I still had a common flip phone that I used for personal calls that a major shift occurred.

Be the Example

A Principal's Reflections

After getting on Twitter in 2009 I realized that we had to be better for our kids. I spent a great deal of time writing numerous detailed memos on everything from technology tools to improve assessment, developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN), and embracing innovative ideas.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Why Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

It was in March of 2009 that I decided to give this social networking tool Twitter a try. As I became active on Twitter members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) began to suggest that I start a blog. No one person or group has all of the answers.

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.

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

Flocabulary: Hip-Hop Learning That is Out of this World! 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.

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? During my tenure I not only worked to improve every facet of the school, but I also became a connected educator in 2009. 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. 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.

Why a Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

It was in March of 2009 that I decided to give this thing Twitter a try. As I became active on Twitter members of my PLN (Personal Learning Network) began to suggest that I start a blog. No one person or group has all of the answers. 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.

The Administrators Toolkit Updated and Refreshed

The Web20Classroom

I originally wrote this post way back in 2009. Visit my post on hashtags and chats to learn more. Check out this post to learn more about setting up Diigo and getting all the nifty educator only features. Ning bills itself as the social network you create.

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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).

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

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. Young professionals in most fields, not just the technology area, must adopt online tools to create personal learning networks and pursue learning throughout their careers.

10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year 2013

The Daring Librarian

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!

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10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year

The Daring Librarian

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! Today, having a Personal Learning Network is essential to stay in tune with the trends and what''s going on. What are the geeky things that you do that we can learn from?

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MSET Conference a Whole Lot of Awesome!

The Daring Librarian

Because we''ve had the opportunity in Maryland to see people like Will Richardson, Kathy Shrock, Hal Davidson, and of course my personal hero.Joyce Valenza and to LEARN cool new cutting edge things and get our minds blown and we only had to drive to Baltimore to do it.

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. )