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?

What is your favorite social network?


Making Friends through Twitter by erinklein on Storybird Twitter for Teachers I recently composed a post for TBA regarding my love for Twitter. click here to read the full Twitter post on TBA } and see my screen cast video!

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7 Simple Steps for a Digital Detox

The Daring Librarian

(This is the full original version of the article I wrote for NEA Today Magazine - So, if your quote or mention doesn't make the mag or their webpage, you know it wasn't me! Do you feel insecure if your device isn’t nearby or on your person? We all learn together!

6 Super Geeky Tech Tips for the New School Year

The Daring Librarian

(A version of this post was published in NEA Today Magazine - 5 Super Geeky Tips -So honored to have been invited to write again for them! If you want to go deeper with LinkedIn discussions and groups, and build a personal learning network that connects with other educators, you can!

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free

Educational Technology Guy

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free and very useful General: Welcome Back to School - great resources for teachers (new and veteran) [link] What Makes a Great Teacher [link] What Makes a Great Teacher, created by students [link] New Teacher Advice and Resources [link] Create a Personal Learning Network [link] Resources from Teacher Prep program [link] Effective Classroom Management [link] Summary Of Major Concepts Covered By Harry K.

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


Any observer can see the vast amount of student collaboration transpiring online from teachers sharing their classroom practices via Twitter chats, class blogs or websites, Instagram, Periscope and more. If We Expect Students to Collaborate, Are WE Leading By Example?

How To 228

Portable PD, Part One


One of the most acclaimed iPad apps of the year is also one that can let you take your Personal Learning Network with you anywhere you go.

Let's Get it Started!!! The Keys to Tech Savvy Teaching!


Watch the video below to learn more about the SAMR model Read more about SAMR here SAMR IN ACTION What instructional objective do your students struggle with learning? The Keys to Tech Savvy Teaching!

Make a Big Splash Into Learning This Summer


For those in education, summer is a time for relaxation, regrouping, and also new learning. Here are some questions to ponder when choosing your summer learning experiences. EdTech Magazine created a list of Must Read Educator Blogs.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb


His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work, including being chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014.

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

While this exposure to robotics has been eye-opening to some parents of children at the school, it is right in line with the Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition put out by the New Media Consortium and Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) last year. My personal learning network is key to my success with integrating robots into our activities,” Innes says. “I I use Twitter a lot. I make a chart and ask them to come up with an equation for learning their words.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. With that being said, I decided to list my favorite networks for education that targets technology literacy.