The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


I would like to reinforce the positive influence of social networking. Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends. Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter


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

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The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product


For educators like Sean Arnold, who lists more than a dozen credentials and awards from edtech companies on his personal blog, that relationship can be a “double-edged sword,” as he described in his response to the article. “My I’ve followed the guidelines, but when does advocating for the best tools stop and shilling for a product begin?” Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community

How to Introduce a Young Scholar to Twitter


[ Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. She blogs at [link] and tweets @ bali_maha --@JBJ]. Here are some guidelines if you’re a Twitter fan and want to do the same.

#blideo - a new blogging challenge

Learning with 'e's

For the many people who have participated to date, it has been an exercise in creative thinking, and an experience of extending social connections within their personal learning networks. blimage = blog + image. Same guidelines apply.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers


How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. Here are a few guidelines to help you create successful online PD for teachers: Establish what teachers need.

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Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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So.You Wanna Be A Blogger

The Web20Classroom

So this is a blog. This is a space for me to reflect, share, learn and grow with anyone who stops by. Besides the professional growth, blogs can be a wonderful addition to any classroom too. I wanna start blogging? they appear on your blog.

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read. In the age of blogging and social media, is there still room for books? The big idea of this list was a well-rounded look at learning and education, rather than strictly pedagogy, or strictly ed-reformy content.

Happy Connected Educator Month


When I began my teaching career a few short years ago, I never would have imagined having such an expansive network of people that I consider colleagues and friends. As I completed my graduate program, I was required to set up a blog and use certain web 2.0