4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. She has them write 3 things they need to improve their learning and 3 things they can give to improve the learning of others.

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). link] This is a great starter list for Twitter of people involved in ELT who you can follow.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

CUE

Rather than being frozen, we can become mobilized by the possibilities. 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.”

The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections

You see, prior to 2009 I was adamantly opposed to even the thought of using social media for both personal and professional reasons. Image credit: [link] Being a disconnected nomad limited my ability to lead and learn. This is how I saw social media and mobile technology back in 2009.

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

My father was an elementary principal for 30 years and I always admired how he was able to inspire his staff to focus on student learning. But I learned from a mentor early on that making mistakes is okay; just don''t make the same mistake twice.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

However, the mounting pressure from ridiculous mandates as a result of the current education reform movement and massive budget cuts across the country, have made it a challenge to learn through traditional pathways. Now more than ever leaders need to take control of their learning.

8 Ways for Teachers (and Parents) to Use Twitter

Gaggle Speaks

Unless you’ve been living in a box at the bottom of the ocean since 2006, you should know about Twitter, the social network that lets users read and send “tweets” no more than 140 characters long. To help, here are eight ways to get to know Twitter better. Mobile Learning

#DLNchat: Where the Digital Learning Network Connects

Edsurge

How can digital learning help improve graduation rates? How might adaptive learning courseware change the work of faculty? How do you learn about new edtech products? It’s the Twitter chat for the Digital Learning Network. Let’s start with some basics… What is a Twitter chat? A Twitter chat is an opportunity for individuals to meet on Twitter at the same time to discuss a specified topic.

“In times of fake news, the understanding of statistics is not only a mathematical competence, it is a political one.” – Torsten Traub, Germany

Daily Edventures

I learned a lot by talking and working with great educators from all over the world and from a lot of different cultural and educational backgrounds,” he explains. “I Since returning to Germany, Traub has used Twitter to build – and tap into – his Personal Learning Network.

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

EdTech4Beginners

Digital natives are individuals who were born during or after the surge of digital technologies (the internet, mobile devices etc.). To put it simply, our students are often better at learning about new technologies than we are. Learn from the digital natives!

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level.

Newly Posted Favorite Resources 11/05/2013

The Web20Classroom

teaching favorite Welcome to Open Library (Open Library) tags: ebooks library books favorite Twitter Chat Schedule tags: Twitter favorite Posted from Diigo.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. I look forward to grading their reflective eportfolios, because this is when my students begin to look back at their learning journey and see how much they’ve grown. Keep reading to discover how to get your students reflecting on their learning in your course with a digital portfolio.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. I look forward to grading their reflective eportfolios, because this is when my students begin to look back at their learning journey and see how much they’ve grown. Keep reading to discover how to get your students reflecting on their learning in your course with a digital portfolio.

The Power of a Goal-Minded Teacher

Teacher Reboot Camp

Each year, teachers come together from around the world to accomplish 1 to 30 goals to transform the learning in their classrooms in a movement known as The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers. Let’s provide moments where we laugh, explore, and discover with our students so they see the value of enjoying learning! Goal: Build a Passionate/Personal Learning Network - Find you educator community. Outline your beliefs about powerful learning in a graphic.

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Digitally agile research

Learning with 'e's

It's a book that provides essential reading for all academics in a time where digital, mobile and social media technologies are an increasingly important part of the research equation. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

So the other day I tweeted out this comment, “I am amazed each day to see so much educational progress in my Twitter feed. This is not to say that they are unwilling to learn or embrace significant change in this area.

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Separation and connection

Learning with 'e's

We are witnessing a time where a mobile world wide web of connections is proliferating, and in which social mores, human relationships and communication conventions have been irrevocably changed. This approach to network theory is still refreshing, almost a decade after it was written.

Connect, Share, Learn

A Principal's Reflections

Through connected learning and sharing, I have become better equipped to lead change at New Milford High School and to begin to transform the teaching and learning process. Thank you to everyone out there that has made me a better leader, educator, and person.

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

It has been quite the ride since I changed my perspective on teaching, learning, and leadership eight years ago. Social media had to be blocked for all and I, for one, wasn’t going to waste any of my precious time using it professionally or personally.

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. A Social Web that supports learning Staff at the University of Plymouth have been using Web 2.0 The Network Society.

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10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year 2013

The Daring Librarian

Twitter would be H@PPyZ0mbiesEat25TWEET etc. Dropbox allows you store your files online, easily share files with others, and sync your documents with multiple computers and mobile devices once you Download Dropbox. So whether you join a Ning or Twitter (even just for conferences!)

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Tracking Your Digital Footprint

A Principal's Reflections

I was devastated to learn a few weeks back that Google Reader was getting the ax. My emotions were quickly put in check as my Personal Learning Network (PLN) came through as it always does.

The DLP Strategy Menu

EdTechTeam

When we launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a program from EdTechTeam, Google, and Digital Promise that empowers school leaders to transform instruction across every classroom for every student, we wanted to put teachers in control of their professional development.

The Power of a Goal-Minded Teacher

Teacher Reboot Camp

Each year, teachers come together from around the world to accomplish 1 to 30 goals to transform the learning in their classrooms in a movement known as The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers. Goal: Build a Passionate/Personal Learning Network - Find you educator community.

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Educators must be able to adapt, communicate, take risks, model, continually learn, collaborate, exhibit vision, and lead. Keys for Principals: Support your staff, be flexible, exhibit passion, don''t use time as an excuse to learn, take/encourage risks, and model.

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10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year

The Daring Librarian

Dropbox allows you store your files online, easily share files with others, and sync your documents with multiple computers and mobile devices. Search this blog "digital footprint" to read more) So yeah, now I''m gwyneth jones here and on the Twitter in addition to my and my electronic portfolio and on my wikis. You don''t want to be the last person who has their own domain or let someone else get it. So whether you join a Ning or Twitter (even just for conferences!)

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Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

edWeb.net

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.

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.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

In formal centers of learning, old habits die hard. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. There are (at least) six powerful motivations fueling learning socially. You can follow him on Twitter at @DavidPriceOBE.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

In formal centers of learning, old habits die hard. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. There are (at least) six powerful motivations fueling learning socially. You can follow him on Twitter at @DavidPriceOBE

Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

Yes, I was the Principal at that time, but my perspective and philosophy as to what constituted a 21st Century learning environment was vastly different than what it is today. We have seen many shifts in terms of instruction, communication, and learning at NMHS resulting in a transformative culture that is more in line to meet the needs of our students. We also had to trust they would use their mobile learning devices (i.e. Cross-posted at the Huffington Post.

Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

Twitter: @TechEdShow ([link]. Learn How to Create a Professional email signature that links to social media accounts. Quick Tweet for Multiple Twitter Accounts. Learn more about YouTube Tools Every Teacher Should Know here: [link]. Download. Listen in a New Window.

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I Want YOU! Free, Virtual, & Global

The Daring Librarian

to experience the Amazing Personal Learning Network (PLN) that we are.Free, Virtually, and Global! You pick your time, your expert, your topic, put on your bunny slippers, & soak in the learning and become a leader in your district! I want YOU!

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Reform is Happening

A Principal's Reflections

The common theme of all of these informal discussions was the cultivation of student-centered learning opportunities. I learned at TSETC that Adam runs a 100% free website called eduTecher that reviews and catalogs over 1,100 free web tools as well as offering short videos explaining how to use them in the classroom. Right after Thanksgiving he will donate all the money to the charity that his website audience (Twitter-folk, and Facebook friends) vote on.