Remove Education Remove Google Remove Personal Learning Network Remove Personalized Learning

4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. She has them write 3 things they need to improve their learning and 3 things they can give to improve the learning of others. Many educators still believe they have little to offer to improve the learning of their colleagues. Being a connected educator is more than just taking ideas from a Twitter chat or even this blog post.

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.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Though my subscriber number reaches well over 1,000, I''ve been planning on doing a give-away once my Google Friend Connect number reached 1,000. Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. I would like to reinforce the positive influence of social networking. Thank you to everyone who supports the work we all share through our blogs and social networks.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A key to growing as an educator is to keep company mainly with educators who uplift You, whose presence inspire You and whose dedication drives You.” Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own!

#Throwback Thursday - 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

The Innovative Educator

The post that got all the attention told people five steps they can take to develop their personal learning network. Google Reader) in each step have changed (used Feed.ly W ritten : October 12, 2008 Topic : Developing a PLN Who might be interested : Any teacher or student who enjoys learning from experts and others who share their passion. Reader question : Do you have a personal learning network? If so, how has it helped you learn?

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

On the contrary, I have seen this firsthand from some fantastic educators whose schools I have been blessed to work with on a long-term basis in the role of job-embedded coach. I have also been blessed to observe great examples that members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) make available on social media. We should all want to do better in this area as the field of education needs more practical strategies that are weaved into the rhetoric.

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.

Classroom World Tour

CUE

Connected Educator diversity Google Google Forms Google Hangout Personal Learning Network (PLN) Tour BuilderWhile many contend the world is getting smaller and that as we grow older it continues to shrink, seeing how kids interact with a wider world tells me otherwise. I work at a tiny school, in a small rural community and it is all too rare for our kids to experience the world outside of […].

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

You can view the Google Hangout video HERE. A major theme that resonated throughout our discussion was the importance of becoming a connected educator and how this in itself can be a powerful catalyst for meaningful change. At one point during our conversation he told me how much it meant to him when I gave him a shout out during my keynote at the 2013 Mississippi Educational Computing Association Conference.

Amplify Awesome and Boost Brilliance

CUE

Connected Educator Digital Citizenship Google Sheets Personal Learning Network (PLN) positivity twitterSend me one name of a teacher you know with a small following but big, interesting ideas, please. Doug Robertson (@TheWeirdTeacher) November 29, 2015 I sent out a tweet asking for recommendations- someone with a small follower count but big ideas. I assumed I would get a few replies, and from those choose someone […].

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! To that end, a group of 14 educators have been busily designing tasks, missions, and challenges for attendees. Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment.

7 Ways Data-Fueled PLCs Are Transforming Education

Edsurge

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have long supported teachers in their career development, but with the help of technology, they’re now transforming education itself. We spoke with educators around the country and discovered seven ways that PLCs are transforming teaching and learning in schools. Common learning goals and objectives A set of common goals, along with a designated meeting time for focused effort, helps each participant get the most out of a PLC.

Data 92

Courage Over Comfort

CUE

But when we do so, let us find the learning and use that as we grow forward. In fact, she sent herself to CUE Rockstar Primary to learn more. Here is the funny thing, after the camp, she shared something that I said in my sessions that resonated with her: “Just try things…you won’t break the devices, you won’t break Google and you won’t break the children”.- They are taking risks in their own learning, they are creating and they are owning their own learning.

With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

Edsurge

You can miss a lot of things when you’re learning on your own.” The program, run by a group called Climb Hire , has $2 million in backing to get the program off the ground, courtesy of donors not new to education—Google.org, the charitable arm of tech giant Google; Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative from former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt; and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. I have the personality.

#DLNchat: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Ed

Edsurge

Can open educational resources, or OER, truly create more equity and access? That was the question at the heart of our #DLNchat on January 9, which centered around OER in Higher Education. Our special guest, Lisa Petrides, creator of OER Commons, kicked things off by defining the topic at hand: “OER are teaching & learning materials freely available for anyone to use. And the ecosystem of open knowledge sharing is fundamental to teaching, to learning, and to equity."

OER 83

Twitter is a Teacher Superpower! Part 3 of Our Series About PLNs

CUE

By CUE guest blogger Jo-Ann Fox Twitter has become a powerful place for educators to collaborate and to build a strong Personal Learning Network (PLN). Google Certified Teacher Personal Learning Network (PLN Social media has redefined how teachers connect and collaborate with each other. At one time collaboration meant meeting with your grade level teams once a month within your own school. […].

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The construction of a PLN enables educators to harness the power inherent in 21st Century technologies in order to create a professional growth tool that is accessible whenever, wherever. Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. Educators can even create their own RSS feeds!

Wiki 210

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

Edsurge

Whatever peace and quiet educators may have expected over Labor Day weekend were rattled by a Saturday morning New York Times story: “ Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues.” The piece from Natasha Singer examines the murky relationship between edtech developers and the educators who tout their products. The practice is widespread from top to bottom: Apple, Google and Microsoft train and certify teachers who demonstrate expertise with their wares.

The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

Edsurge

However, school leaders Sarah Pedrotti and Jessica Torres are on a mission to flip the failure narrative and rebrand their school by motivating their teachers through personalized professional development. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations! On Twitter, Torres and Pedrotti have encouraged teachers to engage with educators teaching similar subjects in other struggling schools to build a network.

#DLNchat: The Skills Gap-Fact or Fantasy?

Edsurge

Entangled Solutions felt, “Educators should develop the curriculum - they are curriculum design experts. Educators and employers need to collaborate to create a common skills language.” Institutions need to focus on this and not just on measuring” student learning outcomes. The million dollar question, or perhaps trillion dollar question of the chat was: Is higher education worth the cost? Add it your Google calendar for Tuesday, January 9 at 1pm PT/ 4pm PT.

OER 67

#DLNchat: What is Blockchain and How Can it Support Student Success?

Edsurge

Higher education is joining the blockchain party , even if its entrance is, let’s say, incremental. The questions that blockchain raises are large and widespread, and special guest Stephen diFilipo guided us through the potentials for higher education. So why do proponents think blockchain can improve higher education? Answers may vary, but the technology’s potential to verify student learning was the focus of Tuesday’s conversation.

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. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state.

Teen explains the power of a student PLN

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Connor Wood I had never heard of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) before Lisa Nielsen asked me to write about mine. It just sort of happened as I started asking around for interviews for my education blog, Trismegistus Nab-tu-we. There are a couple of other student groups I have turned to for advice including Students for Education Reform and The Providence Student Union. I use Google+ for major posts, but not much besides that.

Professional Learning Networks (PLN)

Tom Murray

Recently, I had the opportunity to record a Google Hangout with four connected educators on “Growing Your PLN.” Lyn Hilt (@l_hilt), Nick Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher), Lisa Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul) and Patrick Larkin (@patrickmlarkin) joined the conversation and shared a wealth of advice on how educators can develop a strong personal learning network. What is a personal learning network?

A little more conversation

Learning with 'e's

Now it depends on how you define CPD, but for me it is the personal learning you require to sustain, enhance and extend your own capabilities within your professional practice. This learning can come in many forms. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the vehicle that carries me to this learning, and social media is the highway that enables me to get there. All of my learning right now, at this stage of my career, is self determined.

Stop Ignoring Google+

A Principal's Reflections

In case you didn''t know there are thousands of educators and an array of learning communities over at Google+. From my point of view educators become quickly attached to one specific social media tool as their go to source for his/her Personal Learning Network (PLN). Now anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love Twitter as a professional learning and networking tool. There are some similarities between the two social networks.

Google 206

Sharpest tools in the box

Learning with 'e's

Here are my 8 essential tools: 1) Twitter, because as I recently said in a YouTube video , it is immediate, social and personal. It connects me to my personal learning network (PLN) and is simple to use. YouTube is so simple to use, and so versatile and becomes a personal television broadcast channel for many. 7) Google. Many of the Google suite of tools have become quite important in my working day. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. Social media has been embraced by many educators, but many other educators, administrators and parents are concerned about using social media with students. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

User Generated Education

Kids are learning – but for way too many it occurs outside of the school environment rather than during school. Education 21st century skills educational reform relevancy student-centric learrning

Survey 298

Google 80/20 Rule Applied to Education - for students too!

Educational Technology Guy

Google has a unique idea, called the 80/20 rule. Google engineers are encouraged to take 20 percent of their time to work on something company-related that interests them personally. It is a great idea and has spawned many of Google''s apps and resources and made Google very successful, and a very good place to work. Last week, I read an article on Converge Magazine''s site entitled "Google''s 80/20 Principle Adopted at New Jersey School".

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

Neo LMS

Practice vs. research in education. At first glance, this gap between research and practice makes no sense since they have the same end goal: to improve education. That’s why educators can find valuable lessons from research. Separating education facts from fiction.

LMS 302

Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources social media social network They can collaborate and communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.

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

TeacherCast

In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show. Turn any Google Doc or item in your Google Drive into a fantastic looking WordCloud. Checker Plus for Google Calendar. One Click Google On-Air Hangout.

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

User Generated Education

Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning. How to be a self-directed learner – finding and using resources (both face-to-face and online) to learn and improve personal interests. Self-directed Learning. Google Lesson Plan – Search Education. How to develop one’s own Personal Learning Network (PLN). Helping Students Develop Personal Learning Networks.

How To 263

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.

The Dilemma of Entrepreneurial Teachers With Brand Names

Edsurge

Education start-ups like Seesaw give her their premium classroom technology as well as swag like T-shirts or freebies for the teachers who attend her workshops. who are entrepreneurial and achieve brand-name status sufficient to be labeled “rock stars” among educators. From Teachers Pay Teachers to Google Certified Innovators , the notion of teachers being entrepreneurial in a market-driven economy where Silicon Valleys across the U.S.

Exploring the Educational Value of Pinterest

A Principal's Reflections

I dragged the “pin it” bookmarklet into Google Chrome and off I went. As I began to piece together resources on Personal Learning Networks(PLN’s) , I lost track of time and ended staying up well past my bedtime. This led me to begin to brainstorm many ways in which educators could utilize this resource to enhance teaching and learning. I think in time Pinterest will evolve into a powerful component of educator''s Personal Learning Networks.

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.

How To 213

Has Google replaced teaching?

The Innovative Educator

That is what Google is for." StuVoice #edchat — Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu) October 18, 2013 This is what a passionate student told a room full of educators at the 2013 Tech Forum in New York in response to a question from social studies teacher Melissa Seideman. She was asking how Digital Native students prefer learning when it comes to technology use. We like to learn by trying it ourselves." CE13 #connectededucators #tltf13 Connected Educator

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Strategies introduced range from conventional tools such as quick writes, online websites, and visual writing to unconventional approaches such as Twitter novels, comics, and Google Earth lit trips. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.