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


Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. I would like to reinforce the positive influence of social networking. Day 5- What did I learn?

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings


Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when California State University Channel Islands hosted a meeting for the group, called the HAILstorm. At the end, we were asked to reflect on what we would take away from the meeting and how it might affect our practices on campus. And so can the time to simply meet and talk with peers from other institutions.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation


Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology. Wyoming Switchboard Network homepage.

Hey Michigan - Happy Social Media Day! #smday


Michigan has a strong social media presence, yet no one contacted me (nor any of my educational networks) to help promote the positive vibe of this day. It will focus on entrepreneurs, start-up companies and local social media communities with an expected attendance of 1,200.

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. Well, that comment added a few more friends in our PLN, personal learning network, to the conversation.

Google 80/20 Rule Applied to Education - for students too!

Educational Technology Guy

Google engineers are encouraged to take 20 percent of their time to work on something company-related that interests them personally. The article details how a principal has created the same kind of atmosphere for the teachers, giving them time each week to come up with interdisciplinary projects, new assessments and ways to integrate technology into their students'' learning. Too much time in school is wasted on irrelevant meetings.

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Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014


Come see me present and be sure use my personal VIP code of EK10 to receive my partner discount of 10% your registration at any of these 7 events. Learn more and register at MACUL stands for Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning.

Avoiding discouragement when teaching can be a thankless job

The Cornerstone Blog

Learn strategies for staying encouraged despite the lack of appreciation, and stay focused on your personal vision! This episode is brought to you by Riffiti, a really cool new mobile app for learning anything from multiple perspectives.

Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

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. I think the bigger story here is the fact that social networking in the classroom really took off.

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One week down! and 40somethingtogo!


But most importantly, I had the opportunity to expand my Personal Learning Network this week. While it''s fairly easy for students to learn to share their work with you, the clutter that ends up in your email box can be overwhelming. Teacher Tutorial Check out the entire article here [link] Last week I received a random email from a communications director from the company wix.

Week of January 3, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Brenda Anderson will discuss how Montgomery County Public Schools, MD empowered the library media specialists to build personal learning networks with technology to explore the new Maryland school library media standards. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving."

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] TEACHING ENGLISH AND SOCIAL NETWORKING (FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES) Mon 25 Oct 08:00PM New York / Tue 25 Oct 12:00AM GMT / Tue 25 Oct 10:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon interviews Jim Burke. Digital tools can be used to engage students, enhance learning and allow creativity and collaboration.