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.

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.

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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. In some cases, I will directly train educators on how to use various tools, but learning to use the edtech tools is the easy part.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

Will and I met virtually on Twitter way back in 2009. At the time he was known as @peoplegogy on Twitter. 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.

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.

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. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations! If we want our student outcomes to change, we have to change our adult behaviors. If we want our student outcomes to change, we have to change our adult behaviors.”.

#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.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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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.

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. Social media: platforms like Twitter help teachers build their personal learning network and share teaching tips and tricks.

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College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Strategies introduced range from conventional tools such as quick writes, online websites, and visual writing to unconventional approaches such as Twitter novels, comics, and Google Earth lit trips. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Are You a Critical Consumer?

A Principal's Reflections

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. Digital literacy is more important now than it has ever been.

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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. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), coding, and adaptive learning tools are moving more into the mainstream in some schools.

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3 Simple Steps to Help Students Become a Global Citizen

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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.

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 onTechnology in Education

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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. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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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. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports 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. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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.

Learner Voice and Choice Leads to Engagement

Leadership Lounge

The current education system was built around teachers being held accountable for their students' learning instead of the students themselves. It puts the responsibility for what is learned in the teachers’ hands versus the learners' hands. accepts responsibilities for outcomes.

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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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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.

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