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 each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

Edsurge

You can miss a lot of things when you’re learning on your own.” The program promises 100 hours of online training and 100 hours of in-person training for 16 weeks. Climb Hire is still deciding what to charge companies for those services, Pelman says. I have the personality.

Sponsor Showcase: ISTE 2019

Edsurge

We're very excited to showcase six innovative companies who will be creating a buzz at ISTE 2019. Read our Conference Spotlight: ISTE Happenings to discover how educators are putting these companies' digital tools to use in their classrooms.

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings

Edsurge

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. But only focusing on these outcomes can take away from the benefits of deep discussion, person to person interaction, and time out of the office to think hard about difficult problems—not necessarily to come up with answers, but just to think.

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

Edsurge

At issue is whether “ambassador” programs and other branding efforts, wherein companies give teachers T-shirts, gift cards and other perks, constitute ethical violations. 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

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

Edsurge

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.

Mind technology

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I don''t find it that onerous. I am constantly learning new things, discovering new people, being challenged to think in new ways using this stream of information. They are numerous, and I know many of them personally. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Just for me learning

Learning with 'e's

I took part in a very interesting panel discussion with several other keynote speakers during the Adult Learning Symposium last week, in Singapore. The theme of the conference was 'Future of Work, Future of Learning', which sent a clear message to delegates that the two are inseparable.

PLN or CoP?

Learning with 'e's

Nor is it about the morality of social media companies. But it is about making connections for learning through the ''free'' tools we have at our disposal - social media. In the context of this post, PLN stands for Personal Learning Network , and CoP stands for Communities of Practice.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

They desperately sought time during the school day to engage in professional growth opportunities, learn how to integrate Web 2.0 tools, and develop their own Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). A great deal was learned after I reflected on year one of the PGP.

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. Google has a unique idea, called the 80/20 rule.

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6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

Kleinspiration

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network.

Hey Michigan - Happy Social Media Day! #smday

Kleinspiration

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.

The Innovative Educator named blog to follow in 2014

The Innovative Educator

This blog was in great company with several members of my personal learning network being named as well. What a nice gift this holiday season to find that Common Sense Media''s Graphite blog listed this The Innovative Educator as one of the 11 to follow in 2014. Here is the rest of the list: 1. Steven Anderson @web20classroom 2. Richard Byrne @rmbyrne 3. Lisa Dabbs @teachingwthsoul 4. Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher 5. Michael Gorman @mjgormans 6.

5 Tips for New Teachers to Be-come Connected Educators #ce15

Teaching With Soul

and globally will have opportunities to connect themselves and their communities, online and in-person, to support their professional practice.While the idea of being or becoming a connected educator is important, as a new teacher, this may seem completely overwhelming.

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5 Back to School Teacher Tips that Really Work – From Suzy Brooks

EdTechTeacher

Companies like Shutterfly and Snapfish allow you to create share sites which can be password protected. Other ideas will come via the internet from your awesome Personal Learning Network (PLN). This guest post from Suzy Brooks first appeared on Daily Genius.

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Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

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 www.SDE.com/nationals. MACUL stands for Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning.

Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Teaching With Soul

and globally will have opportunities to connect themselves and their communities, online and in-person, to support their professional practice. There are resources in abundance for this month of learning, such as the CEM Starter Kit and the Connected Educator Month Calendar.

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I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

Members of my PLN (Personal Learning Network), PLC (Professional Learning Community), colleagues, whatever you want to call them, (I call them all friends) were there sharing their learning with not only the new teachers, but with me as well.

Happy Connected Educator Month

Kleinspiration

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.

Thinking in networks

Learning with 'e's

Build your network and always think in networks. Your allies, your connections, can help you to navigate the larger number of challenges that can ultimately derail a startup company'. I am connected, and I am thinking now as Reid Hoffman advised, in networks.

How to Champion the Four C’s in the Classroom

Kyle Pace

When teachers are exploring or being presented various tools to use in their classrooms, how the tool is going to impact student learning needs to be immediately evident. How will using XYZ in my classroom create a richer learning experience for my students? What Companies Should Do.

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How to Champion the Four C’s in the Classroom

Kyle Pace

When teachers are exploring or being presented various tools to use in their classrooms, how the tool is going to impact student learning needs to be immediately evident. How will using XYZ in my classroom create a richer learning experience for my students? What Companies Should Do.

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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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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.

Infographics and The Library of Congress: A Colossal Collection of Resource Riches

The Daring Librarian

Click HERE for the FULL Size of this infographic) ( Full size of the graphic above ) INFOGRAPHIC LUST: Easily the latest, greatest thing to visual learning is the Infographic.

Reciprocity failure

Learning with 'e's

But nothing you learn is ever wasted. I wrote in my previous blog post about reciprocity learning , where I discussed the sharing culture emerging through social media. Do L and D departments and companies talk to the schools? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

MindShift

Every year thousands of educators gather for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference eager to learn about the newest features in favorite apps and to glean ideas from one another about how to effectively teach in new ways.

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Boost Your Teacher Brand appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s also the best way to promote your personal and professional brand. Five Tips to Help You Create a Personal Brand and a Positive Digital Reputation. There is so much to learn.

One week down! and 40somethingtogo!

MSEDTechie

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.

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I always geek out learning about the latest gadgets, but I especially love learning about new ways that technology can improve learning in the classroom.

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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 LearnCentral.org , 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.

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 LearnCentral.org , 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.