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. Most of the first day is spent on emphasizing the importance of a pedagogy first, technology second mindset. Technology comes and goes.

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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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. In my position as K-12 Director of Technology Integration and Innovation in the Spotswood School District, I am assisting with the district’s transition to Google Apps for Education (GAFE) as well as working with teachers on the effective integration of technology. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning.

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.

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.

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

EdTech4Beginners

Digital natives are individuals who were born during or after the surge of digital technologies (the internet, mobile devices etc.). In addition, because technology changes so quickly, they have adapted to it and are not scared of new innovation; in fact most get very excited about it. The majority of educators are NOT digital natives and quite often technology can cause anxiety and fear because of its rapid development and increasing encroachment on our lives.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students. Technology can also help students better understand a concept and provide extra help for them. The How''s, Why''s and Value of Educational Technology 1. They all work similarly so the learning curve when switching isn''t that big.

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.

5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!

TeachBytes

I personally believe in the use of Twitter to grow personal learning networks, and I understand the capabilities for literacy learning it provides to students who are already familiar with the micro-blogging tool. Free Apps Social Media apps edtech education technology twitterIt seems like people have mixed feelings about Twitter: to use or not to use?

#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 !

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.

11 Things I Think I Know #EdTech Folks Really Want to Promote

The Playground Advocate

I had an important conversation with my wife (a classroom teacher) the other day that reminded me (an educational technology coach) how easy it is to be misunderstood. Teachers who already use technology well in the classroom don''t feel that I have much to offer that they don''t already know about, and teachers who aren''t using the technology my district provides to its full potential have already determined that they don''t have the time or interest in learning what I have to offer.

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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Making the leap from a teacher to an Edtech coach

Kairos EdTech

I’ve just started my first year as an edtech coach at Colegio Inglés. I’ve always been passionate about technology and education, so, to me, when opportunity came, it was only logical to take this new step and venture into the exciting world of technology integration from a coach’s perspective. As an edtech coach: 1. However, as an edtech coach I get to reach out to about 390 students. Are you an edtech coach? Image by Vishal Patel from Flickr. (CC-BY-NC-ND

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. Assess student technology use organically.

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

MSEDTechie

Even though I can''t physically fly, jump through buildings, or stretch myself to the back of my car to grab one my boys while driving, I still like to consider myself a superhero when it comes to using technology. One of the simple ways to begin to unleash your tech superpowers is to build a strong PLN, your Personal Learning Network. Let''s face it, as awesome and fabulous as we all are, we can always learn something from each other.

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.

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 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 #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.

How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This certification boosted my career, my learning, and my personal learning network. How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) #googleCT #gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet. The Google Certified Trainer Online Course from Shake Up Learning. Shake Up Learning 2017.

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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.

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! Jeffrey Bradbury is clearly an innovator and a mover and shaker in the educational technology world. I learn so much each time I listen or watch a new podcast. I always take what I learn and teach other teachers.

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. You will often see me use the hashtag #teamMAIT when I want to share posts with my Masters in Instructional Technology classmates. 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.

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

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