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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.

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.

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 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.

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. Together, educators can change this and help move the profession where it needs to go.

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. Twitter is easy, but may not be the best.

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.

Hey Michigan - Happy Social Media Day! #smday

Kleinspiration

June 30 is Social Media Day Michigan is the third state to officially declare Social Media as an official day of celebration. Social Media Day Detroit is being held at Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. That''s right - it''s official.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

When principals hear the words Twitter and Facebook they cringe. 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.

TLC Ninja: Ben Hartman and the Twitter Tribe

CUE

Many readers of On CUE are probably dedicated Twitter users, but there are even more educators out there who haven’t yet realized what this social media platform can offer. The post TLC Ninja: Ben Hartman and the Twitter Tribe appeared first on OnCUE.

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). When and why did you decide to get involved on Twitter?

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.

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.

24 Social Media Shortcuts

The Daring Librarian

Sometimes, when you're sharing the benefits of a professional Social Media presence, it can become a bit bewildering and overwhelming. To get more ideas about each of these parts of a profile check out: 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile Your Turn!

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.

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. That is why we started with Twitter.

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.

#ISTE10, Social Media and Relationships

The Web20Classroom

Educators from around the world are gathering to discuss and plan the future of edtech, play (some), but most of all, meet people. grow your personal learning network. Everyone in our group knew each other from Twitter. Then today I got to attend some really amazing sessions at EduBloggerCon and got to shake the hands of some of the educators I admire most. There are some on Twitter that I follow because they are interesting or have good resources.

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. The day will also include a component on using social media tools with students at varying levels. Are you looking for new ways to connect with passionate and creative educators for your own professional development?

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.

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.

Twitter for Teachers

The Playground Advocate

Twitter is my ultimate learning playground and I hope this post helps some find their way into this form of learning. Another complaint from those new to Twitter is how foreign the language seems with all of those symbols and abbreviations in each tweet.

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.

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. Will and I met virtually on Twitter way back in 2009.

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.

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

What I really enjoyed was there were so many people there that I knew because of social media. Along both sides of this table were people I mainly know from Twitter. How did I get to surround myself with this group of educators from all over the country? Social Media.

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.

#PLN: Using Twitter to Impact Your Professional Learning

Class Tech Integrate

This post is week 2 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators from HotLunchTray.com. The most important/impactful professional learning I have ever participated in was developing my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) through Twitter.

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.

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.

I am a Connected Educator

The Playground Advocate

I am a connected educator. I connect in person, through email, over the phone, through Skype, via social media, with collaborative web tools and through the social portions of the websites and blogs I read. As an educator, I care about teaching and learning.

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.

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

For some reason any post with Twitter in the title does not do well with a general population of educators. Social media as a source of professional development has yet to catch on in large numbers among educators. There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. All Twitter accounts have profiles.

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).

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What Twitter Shortcomings?

My Island View

I was somewhat disturbed about a recent post by a friend and connected colleague concerning the state of Twitter and its use by some individuals in what is now fast becoming the education social media culture. My friend seemed to be longing for the “good ole days” of Twitter when it was smaller numbers and people knew their place in their interacting with others. I remember those days as well, since I was on Twitter years before my friend.

5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!

TeachBytes

It seems like people have mixed feelings about Twitter: to use or not to use? 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. While Twitter by itself provides some great … Continue reading 5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!

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.