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

Kleinspiration

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. Teachers Pay Teachers Items : tons of teachers have donated some of their best selling and most creative lessons, units, and activities from their personal stores!

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!

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The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

Edsurge

For educators like Sean Arnold, who lists more than a dozen credentials and awards from edtech companies on his personal blog, that relationship can be a “double-edged sword,” as he described in his response to the article. “My I’ve followed the guidelines, but when does advocating for the best tools stop and shilling for a product begin?” Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community

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.

How to Introduce a Young Scholar to Twitter

ProfHacker

[ 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. Here are some guidelines if you’re a Twitter fan and want to do the same. Profession personal learning network Twitter

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. It can help schools create an active learning environment that is sustainable, collaborative, coherent, focused on specific subjects, and that allows for educators to learn throughout the year. Here are a few guidelines to help you create successful online PD for teachers: Establish what teachers need.

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Giveaway: New Teacher Chat 5th Year Birthday! #ntchat

Teaching With Soul

Giveaway Guidelines- Please read carefully: Give a Like to New Teacher Chat on Facebook. Get ready for a great chat Wednesday, May 6, 2015 , where my Co-Mods, Dean Mantz @dmantz7, Derek Keenan @MrDKeenan, @mistynorman12 Misty Norman-Higgins and I (see below), will share the topic of how to support a new and pre-service teacher to develop a PLN (Personal Learning Network). This week, New Teacher Chat celebrates a 5th Birthday!

Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st 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. Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st 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. Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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#blideo - a new blogging challenge

Learning with 'e's

For the many people who have participated to date, it has been an exercise in creative thinking, and an experience of extending social connections within their personal learning networks. The challenge was simple - you shared an image with a friend (or three) and challenged them to write a short, learning related blog about it. They then posted their contribution along with another image, and challenged a few more people within their social network.

So.You Wanna Be A Blogger

The Web20Classroom

This is a space for me to reflect, share, learn and grow with anyone who stops by. There are lots of customization options too that allows a lot of flexibility to personalize your space. They are your personal space on the Internets. but I touch on Leadership, Education Reform and some personal stuff too. Using Blogs As A Part Of Your Personal Learning Network -Blogs are a great way to keep your finger on the pulse in your area or in education in general.

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read. Note, there are scores of incredible books about teaching and learning, from When Kids Can’t Read by Kylene Beers, to seminal works from Tomlinson, Marzano, and Atwell, to “new learning” stuff like The World is Flat , and classic works we don’t even begin to cover from Thorndike, Dewey, Piaget, and others. (. 16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read. We must learn to be creative.”

Happy Connected Educator Month

Kleinspiration

When I began my teaching career a few short years ago, I never would have imagined having such an expansive network of people that I consider colleagues and friends. We all were required to follow a rigid set of guidelines that were actually rules, not guides. This is why I''m so happy to have the liberty to connect with the people I decide to include in my network, create projects that are of interest to me, and write posts that I determine are worthy of writing.