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. Connected Educators PLN

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.

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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.

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

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. Personal Learning Networks.

To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media

Edsurge

This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. Teachers and principals also increasingly voice opposition to blocking social websites, noting that schools have an obligation to teach students how to use social media responsibly.

7 Must-Read Resources on Social Media for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

There are obviously quite a few social media resources available to school leaders on the Web, but finding high-quality information can be difficult. As the title suggests, it focuses on providing school leaders with the "know-how" of using social media as a communications tool.

7 Steps to Optimize Your Social Media Presence as an Educator

The 21st Century Principal

In his book, The New Rules of Marketing & PR , David Meerman Scott perhaps captures why a number of us so heavily engage in using social media: “ It’s fun to blog and tweet, and it makes you feel good to get your ideas out into the world.” But for me real satisfaction comes from making “connections” with other educators and growing my personal learning network. The best way to do this is to optimize your social media presence as an educator.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. This is true, in many cases, when these tools are used for personal use. As my network has grown, so has my growth as an educational leader.

Social Media In The Classroom.

The Web20Classroom

Recently at NCTIES Kevin Honeycutt spoke on Personal Learning Networks. And it would have been difficult, nigh impossible, to have these kinds of connections and relationships without social media. Social Media in education can be and sometimes is messy.

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. Online PLN’s (usually social media based). Many teachers are now learning from each other online.

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.

Why Every Leader Needs a PLN

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) has been around for a couple of years now. Educators who have embraced this concept have experienced firsthand the positive impact on professional practice that being a connected educator brings.

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. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

We had a vibrant conversation on the topic of Digital Leadership with a focus on school culture, embracing change, strategic use of social media, the Model Schools Conference , and innovation. connected educators Personal Learning Network PLN relationships Will Deyamport

A Shockingly Private Blog Post About Social Media

The Daring Librarian

But this post is all about the difference between sharing what is personal versus private on social media. Why do people TMI share on Social Media? Being an educator actively involved with social media professionally, is an optional and a daring choice.

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. In some cases, I will directly train educators on how to use various tools, but learning to use the edtech tools is the easy part.

The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections

It seems like just yesterday that I was a disconnected nomad working hard to maintain the status quo and conform to a rigid system commonly known as education. You see, prior to 2009 I was adamantly opposed to even the thought of using social media for both personal and professional reasons.

Are You a Connected Educator: Powerful video

Technology Bits Bytes and Nibbles

Sorry, but You’re Not a Connected Educator Unless. Related posts: The Conected Educator. Collaboration Personalized Learning PLN (Personal Learning Network) Professional Development Social Media Teachers collaboration Connected Educators PLN

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

One of the most utilized excuses in education when it comes to change is lack of time. Regardless of your respective role in education, time will always be your enemy if you look at it with a fixed as opposed to a growth mindset.

How to Become a Connected Educator: Developing an Effective PLN

The 21st Century Principal

With that, in their book The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age, Nussbaum-Beach and Hall introduce the idea of t he teacher-modeler of connectedness , and throughout their book, they tell educators how to become a “connected educator.”

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. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning.

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Connectedness as the Standard

A Principal's Reflections

I am extremely excited that August is Connected Educator month. In my opinion, being a connected learner, leader, and/or educator is no longer an option. My personal and professional journey in this area is well documented and something that I regularly present on.

Can social media combat the issue of educator isolation?

The Innovative Educator

Feelings of isolation occur with some regularity among educators, especially those who teach in specialty areas and/or small schools. In part one we invited listeners to join BAM radio's Rae Pica for a discussion about overcoming isolation by building a personal learning network which you can listen to here. Teachers spend much of their day separated from peers in classrooms that can become silos.

People Make the Difference

A Principal's Reflections

I often think back to my early years as an educational leader in order to gain a better perspective on how much I have grown. Almost all of this growth can be attributed to a point in time that I became connected using a variety of social media tools.

3 Simple Steps to Help Students Become a Global Citizen

The CoolCatTeacher

All of these educators had first met online. Every educator’s story is different. The Arab-Israeli Conflict simulation out of the University of Michigan is a powerful way to connect and learn and so are ePals , iEarn , Taking IT Global and many transformative organizations.

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

I will be leading a panel discussion on the 5 teacher trends changing education. Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 to meet me in person. How to share learning. Listen to Terry Freedman talk about how to get the most out of education conferences and ISTE.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). It is also extremely important for district and school teams to collaborate in person on specific goals.

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).

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

I knew early on in my education career that I wanted to be an administrator. My father was an elementary principal for 30 years and I always admired how he was able to inspire his staff to focus on student learning.

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. You have the local media, you got the state, you have everyone telling your story from their perspective, but no one was hearing about the hard work teachers were doing. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations!

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

This past January I wrote "10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have" and I have decided to modify it for the "10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have". The How''s, Why''s and Value of Educational Technology 1. This goes along with number 3 - self learning.

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? What do your website, blog, and social media profile say about you?

A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

So the other day I tweeted out this comment, “I am amazed each day to see so much educational progress in my Twitter feed. Many people in education talk a great game when it comes to the effective use of technology, but the results (lack there of) speak for themselves.

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Education World: Top 25 Blogs for Education

Kleinspiration

Education World Names the Top 25 Blogs in Education As a reader of Education World, I often visit their site for ideas and trends in education. Blogging and Social Media has connected me to so many great educators.

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have an article published in the digital version of ASCD's Educational Leadership. Expanded access to learning - In my case digital communications opened my eyes to new and more powerful ways to learn.

This is Tim

The Playground Advocate

My friend Michelle Green asked me recently to share a vision of what a day in my life as a connected educator looks like for her team''s Connected Educator Month activities. The first-person voice sounded wordy and self-congratulatory.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If there is one thing I truly understand about educators it is that they are slow to change. It might be from decades of people jumping in with the “latest and greatest” answer to a better way to do things in education, or some legislative mandate to fix it all through legislation, only to find it to fizzle out and fall way short when actually implemented. A majority of educators are very comfortable with the methodology and pedagogy of that time.

What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out!

The Innovative Educator

I developed this quiz with members of my personal learning network (found at end of post) to get students thinking about their digital footprint. digital footprint social media in education

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

However, the mounting pressure from ridiculous mandates as a result of the current education reform movement and massive budget cuts across the country, have made it a challenge to learn through traditional pathways. Now more than ever leaders need to take control of their learning.