10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning. quarantinegamessorted Tinyurl.com/quarantinegamez Connect with educators online!

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? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals. Use active learning techniques.

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Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, In the midst of this current COVID situation, I'm looking to up my game … as an educator … especially in the online environment. Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online learning. I haven’t read many books that are focused strictly on online teaching. Books specifically about online teaching, despite having some appeal to me, generally wind up lower on my ‘to-be-read’ book stack.

Connected Educators Strive To Be ‘Genius Makers’

MiddleWeb

For co-authors Todd Whitaker, Jeff Zoul and Jimmy Casas, a "connected educator" is a teacher or school leader who not only brings what they know to the conversation but encourages and values the sharing of everyone's expertise through online learning networks. Articles Connected Educators connected educator hashtag groups in education Jeffrey Zoul Jimmy Casas personal learning network PLN Todd Whitaker twitter PD What Connected Educators Do Differently

#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. And the ecosystem of open knowledge sharing is fundamental to teaching, to learning, and to equity." Nori Barajas-Murphy shared examples from OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award Winners who described these powerful relationships as instrumental to their success in OER initiatives.

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Professional Development Planning for Summer 2018 and Beyond #DLNchat

Edsurge

How can we build meaningful personal learning networks? What’s the right balance of planning and serendipitous discovery when it comes to professional learning? Widening my personal learning network.” This idea of social learning came up a lot as well. So, how do #DLNchat community members learn from one another and build wider and more meaningful personal learning networks? A4b: Personally, I need to have fun.

#DLNchat: The Skills Gap-Fact or Fantasy?

Edsurge

Institutions need to focus on this and not just on measuring” student learning outcomes. We decided to come back to the topic in a future #DLNchat ,but not before discussing some of the nuances surrounding salary gains based on higher ed degrees as well as the need for more learning options. Join the Digital Learning Network to stay up to date on all events and the latest news for higher ed digital learning leaders!

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Digital Writing Month: Striving for Inclusion in Open Online Learning

ProfHacker

I’ve been working for some time on ideas of inclusion & ( in)equality in open education, and of the possibility of a postcolonial MOOC (with Shyam Sharma ), and gathering ideas from others on how to envision a more inclusive, diverse and equitable open online learning experience. This open online experience started in 2012 via Hybrid Pedagogy , and this year, I was asked facilitate it. Not a single person we invited does not have a Twitter handle.

Silver Lining for Learning, Episode 05: Will Richardson

Dangerously Irrelevant

I was fortunate to be the primary host for Episode 05 of Silver Lining for Learning yesterday. Will has been talking about how to rethink learning, teaching, and schooling for decades. He is the author of multiple books and has launched major collaboration initiatives such as the change.school , Modern Learners , and Powerful Learning Practice networks. Freedom to Learn. Personal Learning Networks. Learning on the Blog.

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Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. teachers in mid-March to collect and share best practices, ideas, and common approaches to remote learning. Perhaps the most concerning survey result is that more than half of teachers (57 percent) say they do not feel prepared to facilitate remote and online learning.

Digital Writing Month: Striving for Inclusion in Open Online Learning

ProfHacker

I’ve been working for some time on ideas of inclusion & ( in)equality in open education, and of the possibility of a postcolonial MOOC (with Shyam Sharma ), and gathering ideas from others on how to envision a more inclusive, diverse and equitable open online learning experience. This open online experience started in 2012 via Hybrid Pedagogy , and this year, I was asked facilitate it. Not a single person we invited does not have a Twitter handle.

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! The 21st 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. Ready and eager to commit 5 weeks to learning.

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Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

Social media enables collaboration, which for adult learning is the key to success for most adults. The key to accepting social media as a tool for learning comes in the term “Social”. It takes time to learn the tools, time to learn the culture, and time to learn the strategies to effectively learn through social media. There is no debate that collaboration is a leading method of learning.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If teachers learned one thing from these experiences it is that, if you wait and ride it out long enough, all of these initiatives will all go away. Today’s learners have become more directed and into the ownership of their learning. The classroom is no longer the only location where learning takes place. They can use any number of applications to create something from what they have learned and to make things better they can collaborate with anyone globally at anytime.

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. As you build your Personal Learning Network (PLN) of collegial sources, you will find people outside your specific realm of interest that will also add value to your learning. Go to a person’s profile to make sure they are an educator that would add value to your PLN.

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset. Each of those follows is a person.

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. Making more use of online PD can be the solution to a more efficient program. 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. building a personal learning network online.

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What’s a Twitter Chat?

My Island View

My personal preference is to participate in chats with one topic to be explored in-depth as opposed to chats, which program 5 or 6 questions in a one-hour slot. We can never answer for how other people learn and participate. They are the very people who one needs in a Personal Learning Network to continue following and interacting within meaningful ways. Some even abandon their personal beliefs to stir the pot with opposing views.

Pay Close Attention to What’s Behind the Curtain.

My Island View

The presentation was based on this person’s life experience through the lens of an educator. A Personal Learning Network consisting of thousands of collegial sources did not develop in a few months. A successful project, using project based learning methodology, was not the result of mapping out a lesson plan the night before.

Pay Close Attention to What’s Behind the Curtain.

My Island View

The presentation was based on this person’s life experience through the lens of an educator. A Personal Learning Network consisting of thousands of collegial sources did not develop in a few months. A successful project, using project based learning methodology, was not the result of mapping out a lesson plan the night before.

Pay Close Attention to What’s Behind the Curtain.

My Island View

The presentation was based on this person’s life experience through the lens of an educator. A Personal Learning Network consisting of thousands of collegial sources did not develop in a few months. A successful project, using project based learning methodology, was not the result of mapping out a lesson plan the night before.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

Web 2.0 Tools for Professional Development

Dr. Shannon Doak

As we move more into the world of online learning and teaching for students, it is becoming apparent that teachers are also needing to move online for their own professional learning. This is evidenced by the number of conferences that have exploded online this summer. The International Professional Learning Network Association (IPLNA) has laid out a set of beliefs regarding professional development that I feel are pertinent to this discussion.

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How Collaboration Helps School Leaders Succeed

edWeb.net

School leaders can use online networks and communities for their own personal professional learning, and to support collaboration with staff across schools and districts. As a personal tool, school leaders can use online communities to expand their network. To support school and district professional learning and collaboration, Shannon Holden recommends school leaders use edWeb.net.

Tag and Chat

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Conferences will encourage participants to use a common hashtag to continue the conversation online (#CEL, #EdmodoCon, #NCTE to name a few), and I had the pleasure of moderating a serediptious #SnowEDin chat during a snow day-- educators who were off from school because of a snow day joined in at noon to talk about relevant topics. Visit my profile, @KtBkr4 , and take a look at who I follow and begin to build your own Personal Learning Network in a few short clicks.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

"A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency , such as friendship , kinship , common interest, financial exchange, dislike, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige. 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.

Virtual Learning: Benefits and Challenges

Reading By Example

I find it interesting that for the course I am taking, Technology and School Leadership , I drive two hours round trip once a week to participate in the learning. Technically, we could facilitate the course through the learning management system (Canvas). Online collaborative tools such as Google Docs and Skype could be utilized to work on projects from afar. Physically attending class has also broadened my personal learning network.

Virtual Learning: Benefits and Challenges

Reading By Example

I find it interesting that for the course I am currently Technology and School Leadership , I drive two hours round trip once a week to participate in the learning. Technically, we could facilitate the course through the learning management system (Canvas). Online collaborative tools such as Google Docs and Skype could be utilized to work on projects from afar. Physically attending class has also broadened my personal learning network.

Junk isn't only for mail. 8 Types of posting #ConnectedEducators should avoid #CE13

The Innovative Educator

Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative seeks to celebrate and encourage educators at all levels to collaborate and participate in online learning resources and communities. Whether it be digital or paper, getting something you didn''t ask for can be an annoying waste of time cluttering physical and online mailboxes. In social media, this person does the same thing, sharing the info with everyone willy nilly. Make the personal contact and outreach.

The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Like the Library 2.011 and GlobalEdCon conferences, I''m planning on holding a (free) worldwide virtual Future of Education: Learning 2.0 So, here''s my tentative Learning 2.0 and Social media in the classroom (Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking, Podcasting, etc.) 1:1 Programs: laptops, netbooks, iPads, and tablets "Flipped" learning Rethinking Homeworl School 2.0 Personal Learning Networks Social Professional Development Social networking Peer-generated PD Student 2.0

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Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! More than half of all faculty at the University of Findlay utilize Blackboard Collaborate for everything from live online classes and office hours, to meetings and virtual conferences. What does the future of learning look like? network?

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

The Flat Classroom Project has been hailed by educators, policymakers and media alike, won ISTE ‘s Online Learning Award and is now included in the third edition of Friedman’s book (Davis and Lindsay worked with Friedman on the chapter called, “If it’s not happening then it’s because you’re not doing it”). “These two things showed me that even if I feel that I’m just one person, that just one person can matter,” says Davis.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

In a formal sense, distance learning has been a familiar concept since at least 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman began teaching his shorthand system using typed instruction cards mailed through the universal Penny Postal service to his students across England. They were surely an asynchronous form of instruction, a sort of same place - different time learning. Learning in any mode, in any place and at any time is accessible to anyone with the means to access it.

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Week of January 3, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! Brenda Anderson will discuss how Montgomery County Public Schools, MD empowered the library media specialists to build personal learning networks with technology to explore the new Maryland school library media standards.