Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

A couple of things about the above quote: It is personalized YET ties directly to moving the company forward (“will most benefit Google”). The quote is taken from this article which challenges the ideas that 20% time wasn’t 20% of 100%, but was more of an “overtime” initiative and more like “120% time” Why do these two points matter?

From Playgrounds to Programmers: How Sharing Shapes Schools


The Edcamp movement is another example of educators organizing themselves for the simple purpose of sharing practices, successes, and miscues. Edcamp events are free, generally locally organized “unconference” meetings where the agenda is decided by those in attendance. According to the Edcamp website, since 2010 there have been over 700 events in 25 countries. Share this article, or another you prefer, and see what happens.

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Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

While socioeconomics, district location, and availability of reliable and consistent WIFI access may seem unsurmountable, rural districts, along with CoSN and companies like Kajeet, are committed to both digital equity and digital equality. This article was modified and published by eSchool News. Outside of the classroom, she is the lead organizer for Edcamp Suwannee and also co-moderates #FLedChat and #RuralEdChat each week on Twitter. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

He is an organizer for Oklahoma EdCamp and the PLAYDATE OKC professional development conferences. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Rolling Stone Settles Lawsuit Over Debunked Campus Rape Article.” Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” The private student loan company has raised $50 million total, but I’m told “fintech” doesn’t “count” as ed-tech so let’s just ignore this trend, right? The adaptive learning company has raised $16 million total.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The New York Times : “ Edcamps : The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselves.” Denny Sanford, whose company – checks notes – sells social emotional learning curriculum to schools. The company has raised $15.7 All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.