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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.

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.

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: 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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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. Freedom to Learn. Personal Learning Networks. Learning on the Blog.

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#DLNchat: What is Blockchain and How Can it Support Student Success?

Edsurge

The chat started off by defining blockchain, the technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Etherium. Taylor Kendal brought in the technology’s grand possibilities: “A digitized, decentralized, public ledger that represents the next phase of human potential.” Other guests shared resources to provide more thorough definitions of the technology. Answers may vary, but the technology’s potential to verify student learning was the focus of Tuesday’s conversation.

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. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

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! Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

Placing those social media technology tools i n the hands of some of the most educated members of our society who have the greatest effect on future generations has had somewhat mixed results. Education as a profession needs to recognize and accept the fact that we live in the 21 st century and social media enables change that can happen much faster, and affect greater groups of people than any technology of the 20 th Century, including radio and television.

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.

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. They need to be masters of pedagogy, methodology, and now technology as well.

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. They need to be masters of pedagogy, methodology, and now technology as well.

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. They need to be masters of pedagogy, methodology, and now technology as well.

#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.

Actionable advice for school leaders on how to create an effective teacher training program

Neo LMS

Today’s classrooms have more devices, more educational software, more opportunities to differentiate learning based on various student needs, and educators are under more pressure to do more, preferably as fast as possible, with excellent results. Each student learns differently.

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.

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.

Tag and Chat

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

So if I my tweet was appropriate for English teachers who use technology and flip their classroom, I would use the hashtags #Engchat , #flipclass , and #edtech. You will often see me use the hashtag #teamMAIT when I want to share posts with my Masters in Instructional Technology classmates. 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.

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. By comparison, in its technology supported multiple formats, contemporary distance education is much more sophisticated.

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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

Along with using virtually every type of technology out there – wikis, blogs, tumblr, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, avatars – to safely connect her students in rural Georgia with students throughout the globe, Davis co-founded the ground-breaking Flat Classroom Project with teacher Julie Lindsay. “These two things showed me that even if I feel that I’m just one person, that just one person can matter,” says Davis.

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! CREATING A COMMUNITY OF TECHNOLOGY LEARNERS IN YOUR SCHOOL (TL CAFE) Mon 3 Jan 08:00PM New York / Tue 4 Jan 01:00AM GMT / Tue 4 Jan 12:00PM Sydney Gwyneth Jones. Learn why e-learning succeeds only when it is backed by an organization-wide e-learning strategy.