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Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

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” 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?”

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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.

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.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A key to growing as an educator is to keep company mainly with educators who uplift You, whose presence inspire You and whose dedication drives You.” Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own!

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.

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.

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

Ask a Tech Teacher

If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd! Click to sign up. To enroll, click the link above and sign up.

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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.

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.

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.

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. At the same time, it’s not easy to offer a quality training program. Provide opportunities to practice.

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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

We live in an age where global issues that affect us all are pushing us to collaborate and to understand different perspectives. Shifting the paradigm to include a “global classroom” curriculum requires more than theory; it’s actually all about practice. E-learning

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

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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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

7 Ways Data-Fueled PLCs Are Transforming Education

Edsurge

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have long supported teachers in their career development, but with the help of technology, they’re now transforming education itself. Today’s technology makes it easy to collect concrete data and view reports that provide guiding insights.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

For most teachers, summer is both a time to recharge and a time to reflect on the past school year and consider new teaching strategies and curriculum. Fortunately, there are plenty of informal ways to learn and grow professionally on your own.

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.

#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

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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.