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Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

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” 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.

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.

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How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

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Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals. Take notes and tie feedback into their personal goals or hobbies.”

Professional Development Planning for Summer 2018 and Beyond #DLNchat

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How can we build meaningful personal learning networks? What’s the right balance of planning and serendipitous discovery when it comes to professional learning? Widening my personal learning network.” This idea of social learning came up a lot as well. So, how do #DLNchat community members learn from one another and build wider and more meaningful personal learning networks? A4b: Personally, I need to have fun.

#DLNchat: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Ed

Edsurge

Our special guest, Lisa Petrides, creator of OER Commons, kicked things off by defining the topic at hand: “OER are teaching & learning materials freely available for anyone to use. And the ecosystem of open knowledge sharing is fundamental to teaching, to learning, and to equity." Nori Barajas-Murphy shared examples from OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award Winners who described these powerful relationships as instrumental to their success in OER initiatives.

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A Personal Question for All Teachers

Edsurge

What does it mean to make learning personal? It’s no secret that teachers take their jobs personally. For the past three years, we’ve asked educators from every state to share, in their own words, how they make learning personal. So far, we’ve traveled to 28 cities across 23 states, in regions both urban and rural, to learn how educators are helping every student grow, and to amplify their voices by sharing their experiences.

#DLNchat: The Skills Gap-Fact or Fantasy?

Edsurge

Institutions need to focus on this and not just on measuring” student learning outcomes. We decided to come back to the topic in a future #DLNchat ,but not before discussing some of the nuances surrounding salary gains based on higher ed degrees as well as the need for more learning options. Join the Digital Learning Network to stay up to date on all events and the latest news for higher ed digital learning leaders!

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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.

#DLNchat: Where the Digital Learning Network Connects

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How can digital learning help improve graduation rates? How might adaptive learning courseware change the work of faculty? How do you learn about new edtech products? It’s the Twitter chat for the Digital Learning Network. Join the Digital Learning Network to get updates about all upcoming chats. Keep up to date with all the #DLNchats, join the Digital Learning Network !

Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

Digital Learning Futures View more presentations from Steve Wheeler As I write this blog post, the above slideshow has received almost 18,000 views in just 48 hours since it was posted up onto Slideshare. These slides accompanied my presentation during the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition held at London's Olympia on 25-26 January. As a nod to the possible futures we might see, I discussed the development of semantic web technologies (Web 3.0

What Matters Most

A Principal's Reflections

Integrate when appropriate.” – Eric Sheninger I love technology. I love technology for its ability to transform lives and professional practice. The formation of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) has opened my eyes and mind to an array of ideas, strategies, and tools to support and enhance learning through the assistance of technology. Viewing technology as a silver bullet or cure is misguided at best. Technology in itself promises nothing.

School of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

The successful digital transformation at the school where I was principal attracted a great deal of attention from the mainstream media, schools locally and globally, and organizations, in part because we were able to show efficacy in our work. It was at this time that I decided to take a calculated risk and attempt to help other schools scale their digital and innovative change efforts. Wells Elementary to me is a school of dreams because my daughter loves learning.

Defining Your Role as an Instructional Technology Coaches – The 4 R’s

The PL2C Blog

The instructional technology coach strives to engage and support digital transitions in their school and district, to empower educators to take ownership of their technology and align its use to curriculum and instruction… but, though we try, at times all we as coaches seem to do is become the help desk for tech support. What does it take to effectively guide educators to use instructional technology to directly support and enhance student learning and content mastery?

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

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Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. Unit 2 focuses on the development of your PLN (Professional Learning Network) and becoming a "Connected Educator". What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? I also think that by connecting with my peers through Facebook , we have developed more personal connections as well.

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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. One of the questions from our audience, largely made up of learning and development professionals, was about how we could optimise learning in organisations.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). ICT – Information Communications Technology.

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May the 4th Be With You! 20+ Ideas for Teaching and Learning with the Force

Teacher Reboot Camp

May 4th is Star Wars day and what better time to teach and learn with the Force as you end the school year! You will also find Star Wars themed professional development tips for integrating technology, building a Personal Learning Network , and classroom management. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Learn basic geometry (children) by drawing R2D2.

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

With changing times, continuous reflection and learning are needed in order to move schools forward now. As such, teaching, learning, and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals. Here is where the Pillars of Digital Leadership come into play. Let’s look at these Pillars and ways that we can lead in the now: Student engagement, learning, and outcomes : We cannot expect to see increases in achievement if students are not learning.

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Keys for a Successful Digital Transformation

A Principal's Reflections

Changes in technology are quickly beginning to force the hands of schools and districts across the world. This poses some good news for students, as transformation efforts are under way to provide authentic learning experiences that provide relevance, value, and tangible skills in an unpredictable world. It is important not to get sucked into the transformational aspects of the technology itself, but instead focus on the transformation of teaching, learning, and leadership.

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Creative Strategies for Redesigning Today's Classrooms via @All4Ed & @edwebnet!

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2 Free Webinars Featuring Classroom Design Tips - sign up now to reserve your spot - Webinar I : Redesigning Learning Spaces: Creating Brain-Friendly, Blended Learning Environments Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education in a back-to-school webinar that is part of its Project 24 leadership series. Project 24 is a systemic planning framework around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of “career and college readiness” for all students.

Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group!

Shake Up Learning

The post Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to Shake Up Learning in 2017? Looking to connect and learn with like-minded educators? Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook group to connect with Kasey Bell, engage more deeply with Shake Up Learning content, ask questions, share your own lessons and ideas, and expand your personal learning network! Shake Up Learning 2017.

15 Take-aways from Online Grad School Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

More than a dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for five weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation options, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more. How to embed materials into digital portfolios. Middleton Digital Learning and Technology.

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

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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. Tonight, I''m hosting two opportunities for professional learning. We will talk about creating the ultimate learning environments, how to foster creativity and engagement, and much more!

What does it mean to be “connected”?

Reading By Example

Lisa Dabbs from Edutopia attempts to define this concept: Connected learners develop networks and co-construct knowledge from wherever they live. They collaborate online, use social media to interact with colleagues around the globe, engage in conversations in safe online spaces, and bring what they learn online back to their classrooms, schools, and districts. Going from right to left, you can see how personal learning networks (PLNs) are only the beginning.

Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom

MSEDTechie

Using Digital Media to Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom “True technology integration is seamless, it shouldn''t be viewed as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." How well did you integrate technology in your classroom? Unlike “using” technology, which can seem more like an arbitrary afterthought, integrating technology can be a planned, purposeful part of the classroom environment. Parents can sign up digitally, and receive automatic reminders.

Get it together

Learning with 'e's

What can we learn from digital curation of content? I wrote about this new model question recently, and critiqued it in the context of emergent forms of digital learning. You may also have dialogue with your personal learning network as you discuss that content. Learning often emerges as a result of the writing, rewriting and editing of this content. It is up to us, the users, to organise content on the Web, and we learn while we do it.

Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

One of my teacher credential students asked me recently why our course, Teaching in the Age of EdTech , had focused on theoretical concepts through the first third of the course and seemed to ignore the more practical, toolkit uses of technology. Schools have spent a considerable sum of money outfitting their classrooms and students with IWBs, tablet computers, and various learning management systems designed to digitize the classroom and create innovative and efficient learning.

A Perfectionist with Paralysis NO MORE!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s been five years since I started the Shake Up Learning blog! On January 25, 2014, Shake Up Learning was born. I talk a lot about the power of sharing your voice, in fact, there’s an entire chapter on the subject in my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic. Starting this blog and sharing my voice was the BEST decision I ever made for my own learning and my career.

Live Interview Tuesday, January 17th - Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on "The Connected Educator"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In The Connected Educator, authors Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall integrate professional development that is currently working in schools with a new model connected learning communities. Connected learning communities are a three-pronged approach to effective professional development using the local (professional learning community), contextual (personal learning network), and global (community of practice) environments.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

We are seeing advances in technology at a frenetic rate, which is having a powerful impact on our learners. It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different. The engaging aspects of technology today and ubiquitous access to information provide constant engagement to learners of all ages. The concepts of digital learning will be presented and discussed.

The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Like the Library 2.011 and GlobalEdCon conferences, I''m planning on holding a (free) worldwide virtual Future of Education: Learning 2.0 So, here''s my tentative Learning 2.0 and Social media in the classroom (Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking, Podcasting, etc.) 1:1 Programs: laptops, netbooks, iPads, and tablets "Flipped" learning Rethinking Homeworl School 2.0 Personal Learning Networks Social Professional Development Social networking Peer-generated PD Student 2.0

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