3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Edsurge

Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. Meetups are a great, informal way to share and learn ideas from new people face-to-face. The Ultimate Networking Tool: Social Media.

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.

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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.

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 Edtech people tend to tweet a lot of links.

Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

I was recently working on my slide deck for a three-day workshop that will take participants on an immersive experience into digital leadership and learning. My primary objective for all multiday workshops is to illustrate the vital role that technology can play in improving teaching, learning, and leadership. The bottom line is that if we don’t get the instructional design right first, then the chances of technology improving learning outcomes is slim to none.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). IOT – Internet of Things (Connecting devices to a network i.e. lights, phones, TVs). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. PLN – Personal Learning Network.

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For Students to Succeed, Social Capital Matter Just as Much as Skills—Here's Why

Edsurge

It’s so much bigger and more networked than that. Before we delve into the specifics of what “social capital” means, let me present a personal example to illustrate the concept. Also, let’s not forget that I worked at EdSurge, which introduced me to a number of entrepreneurs on the business side of edtech.) One, for example, is the Cristo Rey network, a Catholic high school system founded in 2000 that currently includes 35 schools throughout the United States.

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.

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.). As I sipped my coffee, I enjoyed the casual exchange of dialogue surrounding classroom design, getting started with blogging, and influential members of my personal learning network. sharing and learning from each other. My rambling thoughts.

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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. 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. In the space of two hours, she learned about hashtags, PLN, the power of asking questions, and the power of sharing on Twitter.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

Many teachers connect this way to learn about the latest in edtech tools, educational ideas and methods in teaching, and joining my fellow Nebraskan teachers for the weekly chat gives me a comfortable hour that flies by and is full of ideas and collaboration. The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 2: Edcamps Problem Two: How do you bring educators together for a day of learning that doesn’t cost any money to gather? We Nebraska teachers love learning and sharing.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. We not only want students engaged, but also want to see evidence of learning aligned to high standards as well as the development and application of essential skill sets. Within minutes I received new recommendations and I took a few minutes to learn how to use each new tool.

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free

Educational Technology Guy

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free and very useful General: Welcome Back to School - great resources for teachers (new and veteran) [link] What Makes a Great Teacher [link] What Makes a Great Teacher, created by students [link] New Teacher Advice and Resources [link] Create a Personal Learning Network [link] Resources from Teacher Prep program [link] Effective Classroom Management [link] Summary Of Major Concepts Covered By Harry K.

Meet the CYPHER LEARNING team at Bett 2022

Neo LMS

Now more than ever, it’s the perfect time to find inspiration, add more professionals to your personal learning network (PLN) and discover new teaching and learning tools to enhance your practice. Find CYPHER LEARNING at Bett 2022.

It’s Time Edtech Conferences Stopped Ignoring Equity and Race

Edsurge

The typical edtech conference buzzes with gadgetry, infrastructure and new ways to engage students. Ken Shelton (African American Educator and Tech Strategist): I have had the opportunity to attend, speak at and even keynote a lot of conferences—particularly edtech ones—over the years. At conferences, I’m always learning, and I try to engage as many attendees as possible in meaningful conversation. Culture is the foundation for two critical parts of the learning environment.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

The Digital Natives We Teach Are Creating A Number Of New Challenges.

EdTech4Beginners

To put it simply, our students are often better at learning about new technologies than we are. Learn from the digital natives! Use their strengths and foster a collaborative class who all learn together. Set students open-ended challenges so they can direct their own learning and push themselves. Don’t be afraid to tell your students that you are learning too – they really appreciate this.

#DLNchat: Where the Digital Learning Network Connects

Edsurge

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 !

14 #EdTech Blogs to Make Up Your Summer Reading List

The Innovative Educator

EdTech: Focus K-12 makes choosing those blogs easy with their 2016 honor roll featuring the 50 top K-12 ed tech blogs. Each selection is a valued member of my personal learning network. Blogs are a great choice for summer reading because not only are they current, but they also invite you to connect with others and join the conversation that is of interest to you.

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Develop the core of a Personal Learning Network.

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

Ask a Tech Teacher

If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd! Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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Back to School Twitter Chat Tuesday, July 28th – 8 pm EST #Back2SchoolChat

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we prepare to go back to school, we need to share best practices and ideas for learning. The exchange of ideas and building of our Personal Learning Network (PLN) is part of our growth and learning.

#PLN: Using Twitter to Impact Your Professional Learning

Class Tech Integrate

The most important/impactful professional learning I have ever participated in was developing my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) through Twitter. and how on earth are you doing professional learning with Twitter? Step 1: #Hashtags Find hashtags that apply to what you want to learn about. The very generic ones are #edchat & #edtech. edtech pln professional learning social media social networking

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Google account (can be your school account or a personal one).

Be a EdTech SuperHero- Easy Tech Tools Educators Should Try This School Year

MSEDTechie

One of the simple ways to begin to unleash your tech superpowers is to build a strong PLN, your Personal Learning Network. A personal learning network are people/places you go to gain knowledge, share knowledge, and collaborate with others of like minds and interests. Let''s face it, as awesome and fabulous as we all are, we can always learn something from each other. This can easily be done virtually through social networks such as 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. It can help schools create an active learning environment that is sustainable, collaborative, coherent, focused on specific subjects, and that allows for educators to learn throughout the year. Online training for teachers is the perfect opportunity to also train them to use edtech and other online tools.

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#ICE18: Illinois Conference Will Prepare Educators for Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

#ICE18: Illinois Conference Will Prepare Educators for Modern Learning Environments. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! EDTECH: #ICE18 is right around the corner. We are excited to have CDW•G create a modern learning environment for educators to experience what classrooms today can not only look like, but how they can better facilitate learning. EDTECH: Who are the ideal attendees for #ICE18?

Practice vs. research in education? Why teachers need to do both

Neo LMS

Research can’t make up for the invaluable practical experience, but we shouldn’t dismiss the evidence offered by reliable studies that aim to improve teaching and learning. Learning myths such as “we only use half our brain” persist because they sound good on paper.

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What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

While this exposure to robotics has been eye-opening to some parents of children at the school, it is right in line with the Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition put out by the New Media Consortium and Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) last year. My personal learning network is key to my success with integrating robots into our activities,” Innes says. “I I make a chart and ask them to come up with an equation for learning their words.

My PLN: Eye See You.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

People and collaborative places make up my Personal Learning Network. njed digital citizenship edmodo edtech education flipclass flipped flipping teaching Randomized Word Cloud created using an uploaded picture of my eye on Tagxedo. I can not claim responsibility for placement and size of names! :-) Who do you see? My eye, really. Facebook, Twitter , and Edmodo are central to my online community.

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How to Champion the Four C’s in the Classroom

Kyle Pace

This article is a guest post cross-posted at Edsurge for their “Fifty States Project: Stories from the 2015-2015 Edtech Classroom” The flood of edtech tools that teachers are presented with has been staggering over the last several years, and continues to be this way. A quick glance on Twitter or any edtech conference program shows this. In fact, just typing “edtech industry” into a Google search quickly can show the magnitude of the edtech business world.

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How to Champion the Four C’s in the Classroom

Kyle Pace

This article is a guest post cross-posted at Edsurge for their “Fifty States Project: Stories from the 2015-2015 Edtech Classroom” The flood of edtech tools that teachers are presented with has been staggering over the last several years, and continues to be this way. A quick glance on Twitter or any edtech conference program shows this. In fact, just typing “edtech industry” into a Google search quickly can show the magnitude of the edtech business world.

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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

Most importantly, true growth is about learning from people that don’t belong to the same culture as us — a truly eye-opening experience for students and teachers alike. Students that take part in a global virtual team are more likely to develop their teamwork skills, reduce stereotyping and obtain better learning outcomes than their peers who don’t participate in a global project. Intentional integration of ICT/edtech. E-learning

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Actionable advice for school leaders on how to create an effective teacher training program

Neo LMS

Today’s classrooms have more devices, more educational software, more opportunities to differentiate learning based on various student needs, and educators are under more pressure to do more, preferably as fast as possible, with excellent results. Each student learns differently.

THANK YOU for 5 Amazing Years of Educational Podcasting! Thank You For Amazing Feedback!

TeacherCast

Information from A to Z on EdTech and teaching, it should you your go-to resource. A wealth of knowledge June 15, 2015 by jpdalton from United States I got the honor of hearing this gentleman speak in person and he knocked my socks off! Connected Educators Must May 13, 2015 by @mgrudnel from United States Jeff has been so accommodating and welcoming as he helped introduce me into the world of connected learning and podcasting. This is such a great teaching/learning resource.

The DLP Strategy Menu

Digital Promise

When we launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a program from EdTechTeam, Google, and Digital Promise that empowers school leaders to transform instruction across every classroom for every student, we wanted to put teachers in control of their professional development. So, we developed a first-of-its-kind coaching model, based on Jennie Magiera’s work in Courageous Edventures , aimed at helping teachers tackle their challenges with personalized strategies and innovative tools.

Tag and Chat

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

So if I my tweet was appropriate for English teachers who use technology and flip their classroom, I would use the hashtags #Engchat , #flipclass , and #edtech. Visit my profile, @KtBkr4 , and take a look at who I follow and begin to build your own Personal Learning Network in a few short clicks. To learn all there is about using Twitter, visit Cybrary Man''s Twitter Page. edtech #flipclass #njed learning MAIT online twitter

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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! SUL #edtech Click To Tweet.

Practicing the Principles of Connected Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Kevin Hodgson about connected learning and how educators enact its principles with technology. ” We had a plan, but part of that plan was what I call “co-learning” — we knew that the learners in this course were also educators, and we knew that they would come up with ideas that the course planners had not thought of. DML #clmooc #edtech connected courses connected learning

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Educators need to start with good pedagogy and lesson objectives and activities and then look for technology that can enhance those lessons, improve teaching and learning, and help students learn. They all work similarly so the learning curve when switching isn''t that big. Many educators are use social media for their personal life, but not enough are using it in their professional life. This goes along with number 3 - self learning.