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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#ISTE10, Social Media and Relationships

The Web20Classroom

Educators from around the world are gathering to discuss and plan the future of edtech, play (some), but most of all, meet people. grow your personal learning network. Everyone I follow on Twitter adds value to my learning. Everyone I retweet, mention, follow,and engage with adds value to me on both a professional and a personal level. Yet some out there are trying to devalue what we are creating on Twitter and other social networks.

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.

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 That celebrity status can attract edtech companies who want to get a visibility boost.

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.). He''s writing a series of posts on his blog about how social media supports education for different people. The slide above is another demonstration of the power of a personal learning network. sharing and learning from each other.

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

Edsurge

The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 1: Social Chat Platforms Problem One: How do you gather a group of like-minded educators in one place in order to share ideas, when so many miles separate you? 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.

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.

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. Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? Five Tips to Help You Create a Personal Brand and a Positive Digital Reputation. However, if you want to be a top contender for a job in the edtech world, and a positive role model for your students and peers, you need to be present—and presentable.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. 21st Century Educators must be able to adapt, communicate, take risks, model, continually learn, collaborate, exhibit vision, and lead. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity. Learn more about Google Docs here.

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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." To answer these questions, I often turn to the people who can help me evaluate how effectively I’ve been integrating edtech tools into the classroom: students, parents and fellow educators. And don’t forget to contribute yourself--other educators want to learn your awesome practices, too!

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

Notes from an edWeb.net Webinar 4/28/14 Dr. Joe Mazza Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership North Penn School District Dr. Mazza just took on his position in December. He is a project manager, promoting connected teaching, learning, & leadership. You have taken control of your own learning You have made the decision to be a public learner, swimming through social media waters using tools like Twitter, Google+, Linked In, blogs, etc.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

"A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency , such as friendship , kinship , common interest, financial exchange, dislike, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige. Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education.

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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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 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.

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.

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. Social Media - how to properly use social media for school and work, how to protect yourself on it, the issues of cyberbullying, connecting with others in your profession (PLN).

Make a Big Splash Into Learning This Summer

MSEDTechie

For those in education, summer is a time for relaxation, regrouping, and also new learning. Whether you are attending a conference like ISTE , or creating your own personalized learning experience, utilizing this “break” to explore new technologies and strategies that help expand your teaching toolbox can be very rewarding. Here are some questions to ponder when choosing your summer learning experiences. EdTech Magazine created a list of Must Read Educator Blogs.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

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? Each social media tool provides its own advantages to any PLN.

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The #ShakeUpLearning Challenge: Share Your Voice! 

Shake Up Learning

The first time someone pointed to a mistake on my blog, I took it personally and would worry about it for days. Yes, I made and still do make a lot of mistakes, but I have learned to let it go. Educators began leaving comments, sharing their ideas and greatly expanding my personal learning network. We are all growing and learning together, and should always be first and foremost learners.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. As an edtech professional, what’s your career path? The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

Cape Town Summit and the Power of Google Keep

EdTechTeam

This is my 4th EdTech Team conference that I have attended and I still find myself walking away being excited to implement new practices in my classroom. It is also important for them to share their learning. Social media can provide an excellent platform for this. But access to conferences like the EdTechTeam summits and social media services like Twitter has enabled me as an educator to develop and grow an amazing personal learning network (PLN).

15 Non-librarian blog(ger)s too good to miss!

NeverEndingSearch

In no particular order, here’s a very personal selection of blogs/bloggers I couldn’t live without. In addition to her solo posts, sharing thoughts and discoveries, Jennifer’s podcasts feature interviews with teachers, learning experts, parents, and other people who make things happen in education. Monica is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant and an Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. Kasey Bell’s Shake Up Learning.

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August is Connected Educator Month!

EdTechnocation.com

I received an email at the end of June from The Global Education Conference Network , announcing August as Connected Educator Month. According to the Connected Educator Month website, "Online communities and learning networks are helping hundreds of thousands of educators learn, reducing isolation and providing “just in time” access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration. Connected Educator Month edtech education technology

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

But with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting more traditional professional learning opportunities like in-person conferences and workshops, it's time for you to chart your own course. Fortunately, there are plenty of informal ways to learn and grow professionally on your own.

The DLP Strategy Menu

EdTechTeam

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.

Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

Learn How to Create a Professional email signature that links to social media accounts. Learn more about YouTube Tools Every Teacher Should Know here: [link]. Are you enjoying Educational Podcasting Today or other shows on the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today. Please visit my homepage and I will help you launch your personal brand today! I always take what I learn and teach other teachers.

How to Grow Your Edu-Family Tree

Graphite Blog

It's a chance for me to connect with my edu-family, the global network of teachers I am connected to online. Your Local Professional Learning Community (PLC) Why? A professional learning community (PLC) shares resources and discusses specific student performances. Your Global Personal Learning Network (PLN) Why? If your students are learning about Canadian geography, you can find a teacher in Toronto to provide authentic resources.

7 Simple Steps for a Digital Detox

The Daring Librarian

Do you feel insecure if your device isn’t nearby or on your person? I did a very unscientific Twitter poll (click or see below), and I asked my Education Personal Learning Network (PLN) friends if they sleep with their phones and was surprised by the many responses. I don’t use it as my main alarm, and only allow calls from my favorites which include my family, my media assistant, and my admin. We all learn together! I want to learn from you!

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. Through the use of Twitter, Facebook and other sites, educators are starting to see the power of social media to extend learning beyond the classroom.

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My Edublog Nomiations 2011

The Daring Librarian

But what I get most from the Edublogs is an ever growing list of great new voices and views to add to my personal learning network. Best individual blog Librarian by Day by Bobbi Newman fellow Libary Journal Mover & Shaker Bobbi Newman always has interesting information to share and a unique voice in the EdTech Librarian world! The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media.

Twitter: The Art of the Follow

The Daring Librarian

If they are in the education field - a librarian - edtech - esp. I use Twitter as a professional personal learning network builder - not as just a social outlet.though I''m thrilled to say some of my PLN have become my personal friends.so I''d really like to see that the person is a real person! I love to find new blogs to learn from! Yes, a real pic of a real person matters. Ppl I can learn from.