The Importance of Online Personal Learning Networks.


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.

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.

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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

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Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN)


Today at the Spring TCEA TECSIG meeting, Kim Garcia and I are presenting on Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network in one of the breakout sessions. Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network Hope this is helpful to the participants and others who may find their way to this post! blogs facebook pln tcea TECSIG twitter

Grow Your Own Personal Learning Network

Nik Peachey

This is just a quick posting to share a session on building your own Personal Learning Network, that I did for teachers in British Council Bilbao recently (25th September 2010). Mb) Tools for growing your PLN Twitter Twitter is a great tool for starting to reach out to a huge network of teachers. link] I'm on Facebook too and am in the process of creating a page for people interested in learning technology in ELT.

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.

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

I have also been blessed to observe great examples that members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) make available on social media. It begins with a focus on improving teaching, learning, and leadership followed by utilizing an array of digital assets at every educator’s disposal to share and amplify. Text There is nothing easier than whipping up a tweet or update to be posted on Facebook or LinkedIn. The link is then shared across LinkedIn and Facebook.

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?

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…


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. If we don’t know how, let’s seek to learn. Happy New Year!!

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D


Speaking on panel at the PBS Digital Innovators event, Brown talked up the rise of the online spaces for collaboration, also known as personal learning networks (PLN) as enabling anyone, even those who in remote areas or who feel more introverted, to come together to collaborate and share ideas. These networks, often found on Facebook or Twitter, are spaces where educators around the world can meet each other to share ideas and best practices.

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


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.”. Learning how to behave online responsibly and safely—a concept known as digital citizenship—requires access to social media tools in schools, they note. We must keep learning first.

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? Join our Facebook Group! Looking to connect and learn with like-minded educators? Join the Shake Up Learning Facebook group to connect with Kasey Bell, engage more deeply with Shake Up Learning content, ask questions, share your own lessons and ideas, and expand your personal learning network!

A Personal Question for All Teachers


What does it mean to make learning personal? It’s no secret that teachers take their jobs personally. For the past three years, we’ve asked educators from every state to share, in their own words, how they make learning personal. So far, we’ve traveled to 28 cities across 23 states, in regions both urban and rural, to learn how educators are helping every student grow, and to amplify their voices by sharing their experiences.

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


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! Starting with social media such as Facebook and Twitter, the two make it a priority to celebrate the accomplishments of students and teachers in their school on a daily basis.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

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. LinkedIn : Professional networking site that allows educators to connect, exchange ideas, and find opportunities. This is a common medium to discover best practices, examples of innovation, and learn from professional experiences of both novice and veteran educators.

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How to Introduce a Young Scholar to Twitter


[ Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. I’ve learned from years of trying that nobody “gets” Twitter when you talk to them about it, and that part of the power of it is in the capacity to make global connections to knowledgeable others. In the space of two hours, she learned about hashtags, PLN, the power of asking questions, and the power of sharing on Twitter.


The Playground Advocate

My wife, along with several other people I know, has been making daily posts on Facebook this month, sharing the things she is thankful for. I am thankful that I work for a school district that cares so much for the individual and that invests so much in their personal and professional development. I learn everyday from passionate people locally, across the state and throughout the world. What a joy to see the whole person learning from pre-school to adulthood.

I am a Connected Educator

The Playground Advocate

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. I want to know what excellent teaching and learning look like and how to replicate it. I want to know everything there is to know about what makes learning experiences successful and how to design experiences that will be successful in the future.

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.

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

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. facebook Google for Educators google plus social media twitter Social Media is an incredible resource for education. They can collaborate and communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.

The Dilemma of Entrepreneurial Teachers With Brand Names


The journalist goes on to point out conflicts of interests and ethical confusion when entrepreneurial teachers such as Delzer working in resource-poor community institutions—where many teachers across the nation have to get supplies and classroom staples by opening their wallets or begging from donors (or both)—have ties to high-tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft (GAFAM). Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community

Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)


MasteryConnect has created a killer, time-saving Facebook button for getting a profile photo. But now (drumroll please) you can also choose to pull your profile picture from Facebook! MasteryConnect makes it easy for teachers to communicate and collaborate around standards aligned assessments in order to build more effective measures of student learning. Best of all, teachers can sign up for their Learning Community and begin accessing these resources IMMEDIATELY for FREE.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Rachelle Dene Poth

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , Rachelle and I talk about the importance of prioritizing relationships in education, thinking outside-of-the-box when it comes to lesson design, asking students for feedback to improve our practice, and continuing to learn, stretch and stay inspired! If you are part of a professional learning community, the questions below are designed to facilitate a conversation–in person or online–about the issues discussed in this episode of The Balance.

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Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

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. free resources social media social network Social Media is an incredible resource for education. They can collaborate and communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.

The Digital Natives We Teach Are Creating A Number Of New Challenges.


To put it simply, our students are often better at learning about new technologies than we are. Learn from the digital natives! Use their strengths and foster a collaborative class who all learn together. Set students open-ended challenges so they can direct their own learning and push themselves. Don’t be afraid to tell your students that you are learning too – they really appreciate this.

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

I''ve been on Twitter professionally now for 6 years, and I have an AMAZING & generous personal learning network of followers - so being careful, upbeat, positive and mindful of what I Tweet is important to me. I don''t use Facebook - we just never got along. common sense media digital citizenship facebook flocabulary twitter vine week in rap

What's YOUR Twitter Formula?

The Daring Librarian

Twitter: Professional or Personal? When I speak to groups, I often talk about how I use Twitter as my main source of rich professional development and as a transformational PLN builder (Personal Learning Network). I don''t use Facebook personally or professionally at all. Read Dear Facebook , We Need to Talk. conversations facebook formula geek geekery max brooks social media tweet twitter zombie survival guide zombies

Leading in a Remote Learning World

A Principal's Reflections

It goes without saying that our teachers have done an incredible job when it comes to adapting to a remote learning world. Now more time is being spent refining plans as lessons are learned and, in some cases, are prepared for schools to be closed the remained of the year.

Four Steps to Building a Thriving Online Community for Every Teacher

Digital Promise

Many connected educators tout the value they’ve found in developing a Personal Learning Network, or a “PLN.” Dawn Martesi, the learning coach at Armstrong Middle School, stumbled upon four key actions that helped her ensure her online community would be a thriving place where ALL teachers felt included to learn and share. Instead of calling it a “Personal Learning Network,” she called it “Teachers of Armstrong Community.”

Separation and connection

Learning with 'e's

At the time of writing, Facebook boasts over 845 million subscriptions and this statistics grows each month. And that's just Facebook. Milgram had previously postulated that although the world's population is relatively huge, person X could, through a series of links to people who 'know each other' connect with person Y. Six Degrees of Separation is a useful book because it illuminates the science behind our daily use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Who we are

Learning with 'e's

Are you the same person online as you are in real life? Can you separate your professional identity from your personal identity? The concept of identity (personal and professional) is a complex one. Firstly, I asked if professional identity can be separated from personal identity. The more you share, the less likely you will keep them separated'' he remarked, invoking the idea of PLNs (personal learning networks). Who are you?

A Wrap Up Of Day 1 At #FETC

The Web20Classroom

Held in Orlando, educators from across Florida and the world really, are here talking educational technology and learning together. Personal Learning Networks-Holly Atkins Notes- [link] While I am no expert on Personal Learning Networks I do speak a lot about them and profess their usage so I enjoy to hear other perspectives on them and their creation.

Thinking in networks

Learning with 'e's

Build your network and always think in networks. Social media has simply provided an increasingly powerful range of tools to extend personal learning networks (PLNs) to virtually any part of the world. I am connected, and I am thinking now as Reid Hoffman advised, in networks. It would be a mistake to think of networks simply as connections. And Twitter is just one of a multitude of social networking tools available to teachers and academics.

10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year 2013

The Daring Librarian

Oh and in the small print of my comic I said 3 important things - Change your passwords twice a year, have a different password for Facebook because FB''s security is notoriously craptastic, and a diff password from ANYwhere else for your bank that is randomly generated. You don''t want to be the last person who has their own domain or let someone else get it. Learn from my mistakes, when you sign up for the first time, use your own name or a variation thereof!

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Finally, I will suggest that there are five key objectives to achieve if universities are to achieve success in the use of learning technologies in the future. It is a complex network of dynamic resources that we all acknowledge is constantly changing to adapt to the growing demand for entertainment, communication and access to knowledge. A Social Web that supports learning Staff at the University of Plymouth have been using Web 2.0 The Network Society.