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. A PLN has helped Shaelynn learn from an extended network of educators how to to that.

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

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

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.

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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.

#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 !

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.). 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. If it is general PhD advice, #PhDforum, #PhDchat OR #acwri can help; if it relates to educational technology, try #edtech and #digped, and so on.

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. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

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.

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. This goes along with number 3 - self 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.

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.

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. In short, if all I am offering are more tools to learn, I''m going to have trouble connecting with an audience.

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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?

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. 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 CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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. This can easily be done virtually through social networks such as twitter.

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. The Google Certified Trainer Online Course from Shake Up Learning.

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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.

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? I just joined the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group! SUL #edtech Click To Tweet.

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 #SUL #edtech Click To Tweet. 2017 is upon us, and there are so many new and exciting advances in technology coming our way.

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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. Monica is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant and an Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. Kasey Bell’s Shake Up Learning. technology

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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.

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. We are all growing and learning together, and should always be first and foremost learners.

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! This is such a great teaching/learning resource.

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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. Even though changes are occurring, we need to be mindful of what is driving the work while looking past soft claims to ensure technology is actually improving learning and achievement.

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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. To learn all there is about using Twitter, visit Cybrary Man''s Twitter Page.

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. Five Tips to Help You Create a Personal Brand and a Positive Digital Reputation. There is so much to learn.

52 Ways to Go Back To School, From Educators Across the United States

Edsurge

The guide celebrates the knowledge and best practices shared by these educators—hailing from downtown Houston to the plains of Wyoming to the beaches of Southern California—and brings you tips and tricks for the new school year from educators who've been there, with or without technology. From teachers, edtech coordinators, librarians, superintendents and others, articles are organized around four topic categories. Education Technology Movers and Shakers Community

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. Norris Elementary School in Southampton, Massachusetts, and technology liaison with the Western Massachusetts Writing project.

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

As I mentioned in a previous post I have been working on a educational technology presentation for principals in a NJ school district. 21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media.

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The Web20Classroom - Untitled Article

The Web20Classroom

In every facet of our practice there are other educators doing amazing things that we can all learn from. Through the creation of our Personal Learning Network we find smart folks we can learn, share and grow with. If we are lurking we are learning.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education.

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

EdTech Magazine

#ICE18: Illinois Conference Will Prepare Educators for Modern Learning Environments. In 1986, approximately 30 educators came together to form Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) , as a statewide initiative to offer professional development opportunities for teachers, technology coordinators, library media specialists, administrators, higher education representatives, school support staff and other stakeholders in Illinois education. EDTECH: #ICE18 is right around the corner.

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

Let's Get it Started!!! The Keys to Tech Savvy Teaching!

MSEDTechie

On a scale from 1 to 5 (1 not well, and 5 being very well) How well did you integrate technology in your classroom? Notice I didn''t say how well did you USE technology in your classroom. Using technology-- usage tends to be random, arbitrary, and sometimes an afterthought.

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?