Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

However, there is a big difference between talk or desire to innovate and an evidence base that illustrates an actual improvement grounded in better outcomes. I have also been blessed to observe great examples that members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) make available on social media. Here is where educators can collectively show, not tell, how innovation and change have or are improving outcomes.

The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars. In March of 2009, I began to use Twitter, and it was at this time that I began to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN).

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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. Did you have any initial challenges or reservations about it—and if so, how did you overcome those to develop a robust network and community? How does one go about building a network, really?

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. My primary objective for all multiday workshops is to illustrate the vital role that technology can play in improving teaching, learning, and leadership. The bottom line is that if we don’t get the instructional design right first, then the chances of technology improving learning outcomes is slim to none.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

We had a vibrant conversation on the topic of Digital Leadership with a focus on school culture, embracing change, strategic use of social media, the Model Schools Conference , and innovation. Our connection began like many other educators who use social media as part of a Personal Learning Network – we wanted to learn, grow, and get better. Not having a virtual network to complement our face-to-face relationships just seems silly to me now.

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Learning with 'e's

Now it depends on how you define CPD, but for me it is the personal learning you require to sustain, enhance and extend your own capabilities within your professional practice. This learning can come in many forms. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the vehicle that carries me to this learning, and social media is the highway that enables me to get there. All of my learning right now, at this stage of my career, is self determined.

3 Simple Steps to Help Students Become a Global Citizen

The CoolCatTeacher

The Arab-Israeli Conflict simulation out of the University of Michigan is a powerful way to connect and learn and so are ePals , iEarn , Taking IT Global and many transformative organizations. We all have a lot to learn!). The social media network can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or just about anything, although the sheer numbers of educators on Twitter is astounding and becomes quite useful. Step 2: Build Your Personal Learning Network (PLN).

The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

Edsurge

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. You have the local media, you got the state, you have everyone telling your story from their perspective, but no one was hearing about the hard work teachers were doing. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations!

The Vital Role of Digital Leadership in Transforming Education

A Principal's Reflections

In the case of schools, there has been a dramatic shift to remote learning that has allowed all of us to reflect on where we are, but more importantly, where we want and need to be in the near future. Learning going forward should be anything but common. Education will not be the same.

Classes in Remote Teaching

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In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

Online College Credit Classes Forming

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The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

With changing times, continuous reflection and learning are needed in order to move schools forward now. As such, teaching, learning, and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals. It requires all leaders, regardless of title, to seek out answers to crucial questions that can pave the way for innovative ideas aimed at improving outcomes for all learners while fostering better relationships with stakeholders.

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College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

Are You a Critical Consumer?

A Principal's Reflections

The exponential evolution if the Internet and social media tools have allowed for the quick sharing of knowledge, ideas, images, videos, and opinions. In fact, I for one benefitted greatly as a principal when I learned about something shared on social media and then either implemented or adapted it in a way that bolstered the transformation efforts at my school. It also extends well beyond social media to articles, books, keynotes, workshops, and presentations.

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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

Most importantly, true growth is about learning from people that don’t belong to the same culture as us — a truly eye-opening experience for students and teachers alike. Students that take part in a global virtual team are more likely to develop their teamwork skills, reduce stereotyping and obtain better learning outcomes than their peers who don’t participate in a global project. Students learn from the other teachers as well as from each other. E-learning

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Last Chance for this Online College-credit Classes–DigCit and Tech Tools for Writin

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In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

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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.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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

Edsurge

Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online learning. Staying more holistic when developing my teaching—whether facilitating learning in person or online—has been central in my reading motivations.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Digital Leadership – LIVE Blog of Eric Sheninger Keynote at Leading Future Learning 2015

EdTechTeacher

Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) , kicked off the 2015 Leading Future Learning conference with his keynote on Digital Leadership. It was a primarily blue collar population, a diverse population both economically and socially, as well as a school with infrastructure issues. Social Media is a Game Changer. Professional Learning.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use technology to drive authentic writing activities and project-based learning. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

Keep in mind, even if your school has a different type of capstone course, my thoughts below could be applicable in the capstone process, learning environment, or product creation. All capstones include the following phases: Proposal creation Content learning Skill building Research Implementation. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? Technology can also make communicating student learning to a wider and more authentic audience possible.

Ugh. Classic Politics Now Extends to Social Networking in Education.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I run what is arguably the largest social network for educators, Classroom 2.0 If someone had called, I would have said that this is project has at it''s core a mistaken idea: that social media and personal learning networks can be directed from the top down. It''s because these are individual connections created by the individual, and that is their value: they are personal.

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16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read. In the age of blogging and social media, is there still room for books? Note, there are scores of incredible books about teaching and learning, from When Kids Can’t Read by Kylene Beers, to seminal works from Tomlinson, Marzano, and Atwell, to “new learning” stuff like The World is Flat , and classic works we don’t even begin to cover from Thorndike, Dewey, Piaget, and others. (.

When the Virtual and Physical Networks Converge

ProfHacker

While curating the keyword Networks (with Mia Zamora) for the MLA collection entitled Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models and Experiments , we were reminded not to focus solely on digital networks to the exclusion of physical/analog ones (thanks Andrea Rehn!). This March, my virtual and physical PLNs (Personal Learning Networks) will converge as I organize and host the Digital Pedagogy Lab Cairo: An AMICAL Institute.

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

During the conference opening sessions we brainstormed as set of grassroots global education projects that we could bring to our personal learning networks to try to get started. Given that our combined network reach is probably in the millions, the idea is to turn our personal learning networks into a large personal action network to make a difference for students right now. Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference.

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Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different. If students cannot learn the way we now teach or in the conditions that are prevalent, maybe we need to teach the way they learn and create a school environment that more closely aligns with their world. Effective digital learning environments focus on learning outcomes as opposed to the tools themselves.

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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