What Is A Personal Learning Network?

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What Is A Personal Learning Network? What is a personal learning network, or rather a Personal Learning Network? How about a Professional Learning Network? What Is A Personal Learning Network? .

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. Larry kicked off the conversation with the question, “What is the value of a PLN and how has that changed over the past 10 years?”

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

Kleinspiration

scroll all the way down to enter the give-away * Many of my teacher friends often do give-aways to honor and thank their loyal readers. I can''t begin to explain what an amazing experience this conference was for those who attended. It’s hard to keep it all in focus.

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.

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.

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. They don't know how to succeed. And, it doesn't seem like they care to change any of that.

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. One thing I''ve learned about using the web and Web 2.0

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

We live in amazing times where readily accessible research and connectivity converge to not only transform practices but also provide the means to share them for the benefit of others. The talk will only take us to a certain point.

How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Edsurge

Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? How do #DLNchat-ters define community? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals.

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.

How to Start a Podcast pt. 2, TOSAs Talking Tech

CUE

Part two in a series Brand new episode of TOSAs Talking Tech, covering part two in the series “How to Start a Podcast.” ” we talk about episode length and how to schedule your episodes, as well as common podcast formats.

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.

With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

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Taylor Hill devised a plan to better her life. To move beyond her current customer-service job, she’d teach herself how to use customer-management software popular with the type of higher-paid sales position she coveted. It’s hard to focus on your own,” says Hill, 25.

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

User Generated Education

This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc. Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning. Self-directed Learning.

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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. Her primary role is a faculty developer but she also teaches educational game design to undergrads and ed tech to in-service teachers.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, she’ll teach five tips for getting the most out of ISTE whether you’re at ISTE or riding home on the plane and wanting to see what you missed. I am so excited to be at ISTE with PowerSchool on Monday June 26th, 2017 at 4 p.m. How to share learning.

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

CUE

As a first time speaker at Fall CUE 2017, it didn’t take long for me to realize I wasn’t in Kansas anymore. Then, I quickly learned how to navigate a six-lane highway with motorcycles who drove on the white dotted lines between cars.

TLC Ninja: Ben Hartman and the Twitter Tribe

CUE

Ben Hartman spoke with the TLC Ninjas about why teachers should be on Twitter and how to get started without getting overwhelmed. Inspire connected educator Personal Learning Network (PLN) social media

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.”

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

30+ ideas to improve learning with awesome classroom design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Busy teachers can use good classroom decoration and design principles to boost learning. Tools to Help You Design Your Classroom.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

Nebraskans are fiercely independent—really, they have to be. You see it in our many public school districts, spread out across 286 school districts serving over 300,000 students (not to mention the 244 private and parochial schools serving over 42,000 additional students). Nebraskans also value local control, and elected not to adapt the Common Core standards. But creative Nebraska teachers use new tools to conquer that distance to get our professional development.

The Secret to Being a Better Teacher? Find Your Tribe

Edsurge

My principal noticed how much work I was putting into redesigning my curriculum and had nominated me. Shortly after I received the award, it seemed like everyone wanted to visit my classroom and sit in a room with me to understand how I was getting my kids to learn. I had been working alone behind closed doors for so long that I didn’t know how to share the work in a meaningful way. She put language to my work and gave my efforts a name.

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

Edsurge

Since 2011 Banned Books Week has included a day to recognize banned websites. 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.”. If we block it, we have no chance to educate them on it. We must keep learning first.

Why Today’s Educators Are So Much More Than #JustaTeacher

Edsurge

“Oh, I’m just a teacher,” I heard Jazmin say when it was her turn to introduce herself. In fact, she was the only teacher in the room amongst a group of nonprofit leaders, principals and investors who had convened that day to discuss how to create change in schools. This disparaging remark is something I often hear in my work at The Teachers Guild, a professional learning community for teachers to create change for and from their classrooms, incubated within IDEO.

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.

Kleinspiration

I''ll finally be returning home to Michigan today from my rather extended vacation. After staying there for about a week, my husband, Jason, and I traveled to San Diego for the #ISTE12 conference. After the conference ended, Jason drove back to Michigan to work.

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?Online Communication Will Open New Doors For Community in 2018

Edsurge

As citizens in an increasingly wired world, we frequently hear about the adverse impact of technology in everything from eroding our attention span to fueling the dissemination of fake news. But despite these dire warnings, it is important to acknowledge that technology has had a positive effect in at least one arena: building community. Likewise, schools are evolving at a remarkable pace in leveraging technology to facilitate communication and collaboration.

How to Maximize your EdCamp Experience

Educational Technology Guy

They are free, attendee led and driven, places to share and learn. The Edcamp model is unique in that attendees set the agenda the morning of the conference and the sessions are not led by one person, but are rather a collaboration of both the facilitator and attendees.

#DLNchat: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Ed

Edsurge

Our special guest, Lisa Petrides, creator of OER Commons, kicked things off by defining the topic at hand: “OER are teaching & learning materials freely available for anyone to use. These materials typically reside in the public domain, or have an alternative copyright license, i.e. Creative Commons or GNU, that specify how the resource may be reused, adapted, and shared. And the ecosystem of open knowledge sharing is fundamental to teaching, to learning, and to equity."

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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. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations! Each year students in Texas are required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exam, also known as the STAAR exam.

Autonomy for Teachers Breeds Growth and Change

CUE

By CUE Guest Blogger Principal Eric Sheninger At the suggestion of several of my teacher leaders, I decided to employ a job-embedded growth model. They wanted time to expand professional growth opportunities, see how to integrate Web2.0

How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Download the FREE eBook: How to Become a Google Certified Trainer. Who wants to become a Google Certified Trainer? What You Need to Know!

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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 learn how best to recover when I fail.

How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms

Kleinspiration

If We Expect Students to Collaborate, Are WE Leading By Example? Granted, we (as educators) are pushing each other's thinking and offering ideas, but how are we taking our practice a step further and truly connecting with those who we collaborate with online?

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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. Five Tips to Help You Create a Personal Brand and a Positive Digital Reputation. Click To Tweet.

How to Grow Your Edu-Family Tree

Graphite Blog

Going to a conference is like attending a family reunion. It's a chance for me to connect with my edu-family, the global network of teachers I am connected to online. I also have my more immediate, connected family in my school and district with whom I enjoy discussing educational topics face-to-face. There is value to both local and global teacher connections. Both help me develop as a teacher and connect me to other professionals.