The Importance of Online Personal Learning Networks.

EdTech4Beginners

Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are the groups of people around us that help us develop skills and knowledge. People who you network with. Many teachers are now learning from each other online. This can happen through belonging to shared Facebook groups or following educators on Twitter and taking part in ‘ Twitter chats ‘ Why should you have an online PLN? But my favourite way of learning is through Twitter chats.

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. As an educator, working with others is one of the best ways to ensure the success of your students.

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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.

What Is A Personal Learning Network?

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Is A Personal Learning Network? What is a personal learning network, or rather a Personal Learning Network? How about a Professional Learning Network? “A Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people that you connect with to learn their ideas, their questions, their reflections, and their references. What Is A Personal Learning Network? .

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving

TeachThought - Learn better.

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving. The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a familiar concept these days. Yet, the nature of Personal Learning Networks is evolving as the range of tools available to support them increases, and our rapport with those tools becomes more sophisticated. A similar phenomenon is beginning to happen in Personal Learning Networks spheres.

6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs

The 21st Century Principal

“We now live in a world where even twelve-year olds can create their own global classrooms around the things about which they are are most passionate,” writes Will Richardson in an essay entitled “Navigating Social Networks as Learning Tools.” Richardson adds this about our students, “Most of them have no adults, neither teachers nor parents, in their lives, who can help them see and employ the learning potential at hand.” Personal learning network cultivation.

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

Kleinspiration

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. Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends. Thank you to everyone who supports the work we all share through our blogs and social networks.

G+ The Next Frontier: Part 4 in Our Series on Personal Learning Networks

CUE

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Karl Lindgren-Streicher So, now that you’ve read about how to establish Personal Learning Networks with David Theriault, you went out and interacted – shared what you knew, asked questions, and found and shared cool resources. The post G+ The Next Frontier: Part 4 in Our Series on Personal Learning Networks appeared first on OnCUE.

Build Your Personal Learning Network #WTI15

Reading By Example

My topic was how to get started in building one’s personal learning network. Teachers in mathematics, science, technology, physical education, art, social studies, and special education were represented. I thought these observations were fair and accurately described what many educators experience for professional learning offered in their school and district. Personal Learning Networks. Personalized to our needs.

If you think a personal learning network is an echo chamber you’ve missed the point.

The Innovative Educator

High school math teacher Crystal Kirch used her blog to ask for help with her biggest struggle this year: "My students don't know how to learn. " After reading about her struggle, some innovative educators and parents disagreed with her view toward students and took the time to respectfully disagree with Ms. She also explained that her public blog was solely for her Personal Learning Network (PLN) which defines as only those who agree with her views.

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!

Work Smarter, Not Harder

A Principal's Reflections

During my years as a teacher and principal, I would spend countless hours planning, researching, and attending professional learning events to hone my craft in order to become a better educator. I established hiring practices that resulted in the hiring of a lot of smart educators.

Using The Power of Personal Learning Networks to Transform Education (Book)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 24, 2017 The featured book for this week is Richardson and Rob Mancabelli's "Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education ". This is.read more. book reviews

#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. 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?

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

“Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. I am perhaps showing my age, but my first “Personal Learning Network” used very little of the technologies we use now.

The Future of Work

A Principal's Reflections

The future of work requires new skills, and it is up to K-12 education to lead the charge in this area. More importantly, it is our duty and the role of education to ensure that they are competent. Competency is the proven use of skills, knowledge, and abilities to illustrate mastery of learning by solving problems. However, as the WEF notes, lifelong learning is a must for all of us, not just the kids we serve.

The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars. With a PLN, I was able to learn anytime, anywhere, from anyone I wanted for free.

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 There’s only so much info a person can take in!

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? There never seems to be enough time in the day to do what needs to be done both personally and professionally. Like change, learning is a process, not an event. So, what does meaningful professional learning look like? To learn more about creating or improving a PLN, click HERE.

How a Network of Support for Educators Is Unlocking Creativity in the Classroom

Edsurge

And how do educators share best practices across the region? When we get kids thinking creatively, it unleashes a joy of learning. It should be about strong learning and having kids creating and collaborating with each other. Creative Cloud for Education | Deployment Guide.

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Skills Are Great — But It’s Who You Know That Lands You a Job

Edsurge

The plan includes targeted investments in both existing and “next-generation” education and training programs, as well as career pathway programs in middle and high school. Social networks and relationships function as something of an unspoken currency in the world of work.

4 Ways to Build a Strong Professional Learning Network for Innovation and Growth

Edsurge

How do we teach kids online and in person at the same time? More than ever, we need to connect with others who can help us find the innovative solutions and opportunities hidden within this disruption of education-as-usual. Diversify your network.

?Rhode Island’s Plans to Become a ‘Lab State’ for Personalized Learning

Edsurge

Scaling personalized learning across a state might sound like an oxymoron, but officials from Rhode Island’s Office of Innovation are taking on the task. The Statewide Personalized Learning Initiative just released a white paper that could inspire others to create and align the pieces necessary for expansive personalized learning efforts. “We When we say personalized learning it means different things to people in the room.

MA folks- My one-day workshop on Social Media and Personal Learning Networks

SpeechTechie

Hi Folks, I am going to be offering a series of Friday sessions through Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MASSCUE). The first is on a topic close to my heart, Personal Learning Networks. Are you looking for new ways to connect with passionate and creative educators for your own professional development? This session will help you find information and lesson ideas, inspiring your work!

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.

How strong is your personal learning network? Take this quiz to find out.

The Innovative Educator

I''ve written about developing a personal learning network many times on The Innovative Educator. Personal Learning Network This updated infographic was created as a tool to promote an interactive conversation about developing PLNs. Each dot has an action and a question to answer. Click the dots and let me know what you think? Is this something you might use? Is there anything you might change or revise? Where do you fit in?

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with. Did you have any initial challenges or reservations about it—and if so, how did you overcome those to develop a robust network and community? How does one go about building a network, really?

Digital Promise Brings Edcamps Into Its Tent

Edsurge

The maker kits were provided courtesy of Digital Promise, an education technology nonprofit, which saw these events as “a great vehicle to introduce teachers to making,” says Josh Weisgrau, its director of learning experience design. There is training for blended learning.

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.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

CUE

If we want to be innovators in education, we must be risk takers at the core. This is how things are done, it’s worked in the past, this is how they learned. But… When asked what they learned, both students replied: “We learned to look up a picture, copy it and label.” Because our students should be thinking, learning, understanding and creating. Life is messy, and part of our job is to help students learn to navigate through life.

It’s All About the People – Featuring the Voice of Tara Martin

CUE

Then, I quickly learned how to navigate a six-lane highway with motorcycles who drove on the white dotted lines between cars. Needless to say, I learned a lot before ever entering the conference doors. It was such an honor to share the love of #BookSnaps with my professional learning network. Although, I must say, connecting with like-minded educators was hands down the highlight of the event.

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.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

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. I always admired Will’s passion for educational technology and genuine interest in becoming a better educator.

Good Followers Make Great Leaders

CUE

Two years ago, her district adopted a Learning Management System (LMS). connected educator Connected Educator connected educator month LMS Personal Learning Network (PLN) PLN twitter voxerThe other day, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine. She mentioned a situation that is all-too typical for districts across the nation. This particular LMS was very new and unknown, and it was going to be the wave of the […].