The Importance of Online Personal Learning Networks.

EdTech4Beginners

Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are the groups of people around us that help us develop skills and knowledge. People who you network with. Many teachers are now learning from each other online. I also follow a number of online blogs. But my favourite way of learning is through Twitter chats. Tagged: education , facebook groups , learning , online , personal learning networks , pln , plns , twitter.

4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. She has them write 3 things they need to improve their learning and 3 things they can give to improve the learning of others. Many educators still believe they have little to offer to improve the learning of their colleagues. Being a connected educator is more than just taking ideas from a Twitter chat or even this blog post.

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Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

edWeb.net

” A PLN can help you find and curate the best ideas and resources, and build a network of supportive peers in a time of constant change. Steven Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Literacy Consultant, joined Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net for conversation with Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio on this topic. A PLN has helped Shaelynn learn from an extended network of educators how to to that.

6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs

The 21st Century Principal

“We now live in a world where even twelve-year olds can create their own global classrooms around the things about which they are are most passionate,” writes Will Richardson in an essay entitled “Navigating Social Networks as Learning Tools.” Richardson adds this about our students, “Most of them have no adults, neither teachers nor parents, in their lives, who can help them see and employ the learning potential at hand.” Personal learning network cultivation.

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

Kleinspiration

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 everyone who supports the work we all share through our blogs and social networks. Teachers Pay Teachers Items : tons of teachers have donated some of their best selling and most creative lessons, units, and activities from their personal stores!

G+ The Next Frontier: Part 4 in Our Series on Personal Learning Networks

CUE

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Karl Lindgren-Streicher So, now that you’ve read about how to establish Personal Learning Networks with David Theriault, you went out and interacted – shared what you knew, asked questions, and found and shared cool resources. Then, you started blogging the Jen Wagner […]. The post G+ The Next Frontier: Part 4 in Our Series on Personal Learning Networks appeared first on OnCUE.

Build Your Personal Learning Network #WTI15

Reading By Example

My topic was how to get started in building one’s personal learning network. I thought these observations were fair and accurately described what many educators experience for professional learning offered in their school and district. There were positives, but it seemed like schoolwide professional learning wasn’t enough for the teachers attending. Personal Learning Networks. Personalized to our needs.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.

Grow Your Own Personal Learning Network

Nik Peachey

Well this is my first blog posting for quite a while, but I'm hoping to have a lot more coming up very soon. This is just a quick posting to share a session on building your own Personal Learning Network, that I did for teachers in British Council Bilbao recently (25th September 2010). Mb) Tools for growing your PLN Twitter Twitter is a great tool for starting to reach out to a huge network of teachers.

Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN)

EdTechSandyK

Today at the Spring TCEA TECSIG meeting, Kim Garcia and I are presenting on Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network in one of the breakout sessions. Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network Hope this is helpful to the participants and others who may find their way to this post! blogs facebook pln tcea TECSIG twitter

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

I have also been blessed to observe great examples that members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) make available on social media. It begins with a focus on improving teaching, learning, and leadership followed by utilizing an array of digital assets at every educator’s disposal to share and amplify. Blog posts are a great option to get into the nitty-gritty of change. If you are not blogging, it’s time to get over the hurdle.

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. I was excited when I had an opportunity last week to present using Twitter as a tool for personal learning to some of my colleagues. One thing I''ve learned about using the web and Web 2.0 I subscribed to a few blogs based on links I saw tweeted, too!)

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. Did you have any initial challenges or reservations about it—and if so, how did you overcome those to develop a robust network and community? How does one go about building a network, really?

MA folks- My one-day workshop on Social Media and Personal Learning Networks

SpeechTechie

The first is on a topic close to my heart, Personal Learning Networks. This workshop will help you develop your Personal Learning Network (PLN) through social web tools that will open up a world of educational ideas to you and your colleagues. Hi Folks, I am going to be offering a series of Friday sessions through Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MASSCUE). This session will help you find information and lesson ideas, inspiring your work!

To Blog or Not To Blog Is No Longer a Question: Part 2

CUE

The post To Blog or Not To Blog Is No Longer a Question: Part 2 appeared first on OnCUE. Google Certified Teacher Personal Learning Network (PLN By CUE Member and guest blogger Jennifer Wagner As many of us begin our new school year, our plates are already full- piled high with things we already know we can’t get done: new students to get to know, new standards (for many), perhaps a new principal, a new grade, or even a new campus. […].

Need Help Beginning a Blog?

Catlin Tucker

Blogging has become an important part of my teaching practice. Prior to blogging, I frequently neglected the reflection phase of learning. Now, blogging creates a space for me to reflect on what I am doing, what is working, and how I can continue to improve. Writing my blog has also become a vehicle to share my work with other educators and build an invaluable personal learning network. I know many teachers are curious about blogging.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

CUE

This is how things are done, it’s worked in the past, this is how they learned. But… When asked what they learned, both students replied: “We learned to look up a picture, copy it and label.” Because our students should be thinking, learning, understanding and creating. Life is messy, and part of our job is to help students learn to navigate through life. If we don’t know how, let’s seek to learn. Happy New Year!!

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment. If you are still waiting for your personal invitation to join Twitter, consider this it! appeared first on CUE Blog.

It’s All About the People – Featuring the Voice of Tara Martin

CUE

Then, I quickly learned how to navigate a six-lane highway with motorcycles who drove on the white dotted lines between cars. Needless to say, I learned a lot before ever entering the conference doors. It was such an honor to share the love of #BookSnaps with my professional learning network. Check out her hashtag #BookSnaps on Twitter and her blog R.E.A.L.

Why Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

It was in March of 2009 that I decided to give this social networking tool 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 around February 2010. As I became active on Twitter members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) began to suggest that I start a blog. The most important factor that influenced me to begin a blog was my PLN. Why do I blog?

Courage Over Comfort

CUE

But when we do so, let us find the learning and use that as we grow forward. In fact, she sent herself to CUE Rockstar Primary to learn more. They are taking risks in their own learning, they are creating and they are owning their own learning. I am lucky enough to be able to walk alongside so many amazing educators on their learning journey. I believe that there is incredible learning for all during these risk/fail processes.

Blogging as conversation

Learning with 'e's

I began blogging because I needed a way to document what I was doing, thinking and studying. I could have simply used a paper based diary, but I decided when I first heard of blogging that it might fulfil the role of an e-diary for me. I quickly began to understand that writing down my ideas in blog format could also help me to organise my them, hyperlink to other ideas, and encourage me to think more deeply about those ideas. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Connectedness as the Standard

A Principal's Reflections

My personal and professional journey in this area is well documented and something that I regularly present on. Image by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano- www.langwitches.org/blog based on image (CC) by Alec Couros- /educationaltechnology.ca/couros/79 couros/79 9 Here is my quick list of reasons why all educators should become connected and form their own Personal Learning Network(PLN) : We become the epicenter of our learning and determine what, where, and when we want to learn.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

However, the mounting pressure from ridiculous mandates as a result of the current education reform movement and massive budget cuts across the country, have made it a challenge to learn through traditional pathways. These are not the meaningful, rich, and relevant learning opportunities that leaders of today’s schools deserve or yearn for. Fortunately digital leaders are not at the mercy of budget cuts or taking professional days to learn and get better.

People Make the Difference

A Principal's Reflections

As many readers of my blog know, the big changes in my career came when I discovered the value of social media as a leader and learner. Becoming connected and developing my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) freed me from the purgatory that the traditional system of education had created. Social media and the resulting PLN provided a doorway to endless learning opportunities that have forever changed my professional practice.

#cuechat Gems- Routines & Procedures for Teacher-Leaders

CUE

The chat was powered by @ConnectedTL , a professional learning community dedicated to connecting teachers, educational leaders, and teacher-leaders. The post #cuechat Gems- Routines & Procedures for Teacher-Leaders appeared first on CUE Blog. cuechat Personal Learning Network (PLN) back to school cuechat

Routines & Procedures for Teacher-Leaders #cuechat Powered by @ConnectedTL

CUE

The chat was powered by @ConnectedTL , a professional learning community dedicated to connecting teachers, educational leaders, and teacher-leaders. The post Routines & Procedures for Teacher-Leaders #cuechat Powered by @ConnectedTL appeared first on CUE Blog. cuechat Personal Learning Network (PLN) back to school cuechat

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. LinkedIn : Professional networking site that allows educators to connect, exchange ideas, and find opportunities. Blogs : Incredible sources of information that allow educators to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics.

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Why a Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

After nearly a year of using Twitter from an educational perspective I had begun to find and read blogs on a daily basis. As I became active on Twitter members of my PLN (Personal Learning Network) began to suggest that I start a blog. My mind was set in concrete that I would NEVER under any circumstances begin to blog (wait, I said the same thing about joining Facebook up until 2010). No one person or group has all of the answers. Why do I blog?

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.

Kleinspiration

just as I like for my students to think of learning as being fun. Yesterday Riley and I traveled to the downtown Chicago office to visit Eric and Vince from MentorMob , and #edtech start up (blog post coming soon.). He''s writing a series of posts on his blog about how social media supports education for different people. The slide above is another demonstration of the power of a personal learning network. Oh the blog is real :).

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Education World: Top 25 Blogs for Education

Kleinspiration

Education World Names the Top 25 Blogs in Education As a reader of Education World, I often visit their site for ideas and trends in education. On my blog analytics, I noticed that a healthy stream of traffic was coming directly from their site. After linking to the traffic source, I was surprised and honored to see that Kleinspiration was mentioned as one of the Top 25 Blogs for Education as " 15 More Blogs We Love."

LeRoy Finkel Fellowship – CUE Offers an Amazing Opportunity

CUE

By CUE’s Blog Editor Kate Petty Finding out I was going to be awarded CUE’s LeRoy Finkel Fellowship of 2013 was one of those times where I remembered exactly where I was and what I was doing at that moment. CUE Conference Personal Learning Network (PLN I was with some friends and I started jumping up and down and screaming like […]. The post LeRoy Finkel Fellowship – CUE Offers an Amazing Opportunity appeared first on OnCUE.

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

Edsurge

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 Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community

How to Introduce a Young Scholar to Twitter

ProfHacker

[ 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]. I’ve learned from years of trying that nobody “gets” Twitter when you talk to them about it, and that part of the power of it is in the capacity to make global connections to knowledgeable others. Profession personal learning network Twitter

Teen explains the power of a student PLN

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Connor Wood I had never heard of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) before Lisa Nielsen asked me to write about mine. It just sort of happened as I started asking around for interviews for my education blog, Trismegistus Nab-tu-we. They were both helpful in giving me the tools and ideas I needed to start my blog and autodidactism. Aside from my blog, the only social networking site I belong to is Google+ which is only because of my blog.