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. One thing I''ve learned about using the web and Web 2.0

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

Edsurge

The piece from Natasha Singer examines the murky relationship between edtech developers and the educators who tout their products. 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?”

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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.

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. Here are some guidelines if you’re a Twitter fan and want to do the same. Profession personal learning network Twitter

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

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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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. We all were required to follow a rigid set of guidelines that were actually rules, not guides.