The Importance of Online Personal Learning Networks.


Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are the groups of people around us that help us develop skills and knowledge. People who you network with. Many teachers are now learning from each other online. But my favourite way of learning is through Twitter chats.

Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

” A PLN can help you find and curate the best ideas and resources, and build a network of supportive peers in a time of constant change. A PLN has helped Shaelynn learn from an extended network of educators how to to that.

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.

My Personal Learning Network

Learning with 'e's

I was asked by Grainne Conole to record a short video on my views about Personal Learning Networks, VLEs vs PLEs and other related topics, as a contribution toward her unkeynote with Ricardo Torres Kompen for the PLE conference in Aviero, Portugal this week.

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network


Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. Meetups are a great, informal way to share and learn ideas from new people face-to-face. The Ultimate Networking Tool: Social Media.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


I would like to reinforce the positive influence of social networking. Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends. Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

5 Cs to developing your personal learning network #PLN

The Innovative Educator

Check out this one based on my article, "The 5 Cs to developing your personal learning network.". Personal Learning Network Thinglink Thinglink is a cool tool that brings ideas into a nice visual graphic.

How strong is your personal learning network? Take this quiz to find out.

The Innovative Educator

I''ve written about developing a personal learning network many times on The Innovative Educator. Personal Learning Network This updated infographic was created as a tool to promote an interactive conversation about developing PLNs.

6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs

The 21st Century Principal

“We now live in a world where even twelve-year olds can create their own global classrooms around the things about which they are are most passionate,” writes Will Richardson in an essay entitled “Navigating Social Networks as Learning Tools.” Richardson adds this about our students, “Most of them have no adults, neither teachers nor parents, in their lives, who can help them see and employ the learning potential at hand.” Personal learning network cultivation.

Using The Power of Personal Learning Networks to Transform Education (Book)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 24, 2017 The featured book for this week is Richardson and Rob Mancabelli's "Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education ". This more. book reviews

What Makes A Personal Learning Network Valuable To You?

The Web20Classroom

Really the meaning is, well, personal. Also, last Spring I got several other members of my PLN to give me the reason why their PLN is important to them and why they find theirs valuable to their professional learning. I get that question all the time. My PLN is different from anyone else''s, however, we all have similarities is why we have one and why it is important to us.

If you think a personal learning network is an echo chamber you’ve missed the point.

The Innovative Educator

High school math teacher Crystal Kirch used her blog to ask for help with her biggest struggle this year: "My students don't know how to learn. crystal kirch Personal Learning Network

Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN)


Today at the Spring TCEA TECSIG meeting, Kim Garcia and I are presenting on Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network in one of the breakout sessions.

#Throwback Thursday - 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

The Innovative Educator

The post that got all the attention told people five steps they can take to develop their personal learning network. W ritten : October 12, 2008 Topic : Developing a PLN Who might be interested : Any teacher or student who enjoys learning from experts and others who share their passion. Reader question : Do you have a personal learning network? If so, how has it helped you learn?

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) Using Social Media


Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) Using Social Media on Prezi. On October 13th I''m helping facilitate a breakout session at the TCEA Fall TECSIG meeting. The theme of the session is Social Media & PLNs , so I prepared a Prezi (my first ever; please take this into account if you peruse it below!) which provides an overview of how my PLN has been built over the past couple of years.

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). School of the Present Survey Results: Mobile learning for ELT Best Nik Peachey.

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

“Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. I am perhaps showing my age, but my first “Personal Learning Network” used very little of the technologies we use now.

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter


The Personal Learning Network (PLN) that I''ve built on Twitter over the past couple of months has become an amazing resource for learning about what''s going on in the educational technology world. One thing I''ve learned about using the web and Web 2.0

What to Expect When You’re Expecting… To Attend a Conference — Episode 76 & 78 of Check This Out


News CUE Conference Personal Learning Network (PLN) podcastsWe have a three-part series for you that will get you ready and willing to make #CUE18 the best CUE Conference you’ve ever attended. In this post, we have Parts 1 and 2 of our series to get you ready for all things related to the Spring CUE Conference. This is part 1 of a […].

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…


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.” If we don’t know how, let’s seek to learn.

It’s All About the People – Featuring the Voice of Tara Martin


Then, I quickly learned how to navigate a six-lane highway with motorcycles who drove on the white dotted lines between cars. Needless to say, I learned a lot before ever entering the conference doors.

Courage Over Comfort


But when we do so, let us find the learning and use that as we grow forward. In fact, she sent herself to CUE Rockstar Primary to learn more. They are taking risks in their own learning, they are creating and they are owning their own learning.

MA folks- My one-day workshop on Social Media and Personal Learning Networks


The first is on a topic close to my heart, Personal Learning Networks. This workshop will help you develop your Personal Learning Network (PLN) through social web tools that will open up a world of educational ideas to you and your colleagues. Hi Folks, I am going to be offering a series of Friday sessions through Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MASSCUE). This session will help you find information and lesson ideas, inspiring your work!

CUE’s Golden Rule


Inspire connected educator CUE Conference CUE Rock Star emotional intelligence Personal Learning Network (PLN) Professional Development soft skillsCUE is a community of people. Humans. Mothers and fathers. Sons and daughters. Husbands, wives, and dear friends. Diverse backgrounds come together under shared passions and the result is pure EDUmagic. As the saying goes, “Treat others as you would have them treat you.”

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.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!


Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! If you are still waiting for your personal invitation to join Twitter, consider this it!

The Secret to Being a Better Teacher? Find Your Tribe


Shortly after I received the award, it seemed like everyone wanted to visit my classroom and sit in a room with me to understand how I was getting my kids to learn. I quickly figured out that my administration and the other teachers didn’t care if my students were learning—they wanted my students to stay out of the hallways, off administration’s radar and to appear somewhat engaged when it was time to be evaluated through standardized testing.

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D


Speaking on panel at the PBS Digital Innovators event, Brown talked up the rise of the online spaces for collaboration, also known as personal learning networks (PLN) as enabling anyone, even those who in remote areas or who feel more introverted, to come together to collaborate and share ideas. These networks, often found on Facebook or Twitter, are spaces where educators around the world can meet each other to share ideas and best practices.

#cuechat Gems- Routines & Procedures for Teacher-Leaders


The chat was powered by @ConnectedTL , a professional learning community dedicated to connecting teachers, educational leaders, and teacher-leaders. cuechat Personal Learning Network (PLN) back to school cuechat

Routines & Procedures for Teacher-Leaders #cuechat Powered by @ConnectedTL


The chat was powered by @ConnectedTL , a professional learning community dedicated to connecting teachers, educational leaders, and teacher-leaders. cuechat Personal Learning Network (PLN) back to school cuechat

To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media


This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. Learning how to behave online responsibly and safely—a concept known as digital citizenship—requires access to social media tools in schools, they note. We must keep learning first.

A Personal Question for All Teachers


What does it mean to make learning personal? It’s no secret that teachers take their jobs personally. For the past three years, we’ve asked educators from every state to share, in their own words, how they make learning personal. So far, we’ve traveled to 28 cities across 23 states, in regions both urban and rural, to learn how educators are helping every student grow, and to amplify their voices by sharing their experiences.

?Online Communication Will Open New Doors For Community in 2018


While there is no disputing the importance of personal interaction, communities are already utilizing technology to build on those face-to-face connections. In today’s schools, students typically learn individually, and at the end of the school year, we certify their individual achievements,” Schleicher wrote. And that starts by connecting kids of different backgrounds and abilities to teach them how to work and learn together.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

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.

Why Every Leader Needs a PLN

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) has been around for a couple of years now. Carve out a little time each day (15 – 30 minutes) and use one of many available free tools to learn. Learning has been, and always will be, a pivotal component of this process.

“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.

Are You a Connected Educator: Powerful video

Technology Bits Bytes and Nibbles

Collaboration Personalized Learning PLN (Personal Learning Network) Professional Development Social Media Teachers collaboration Connected Educators PLN Sorry, but You’re Not a Connected Educator Unless. Related posts: The Conected Educator.

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#DLNchat: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Ed


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


Answers may vary, but the technology’s potential to verify student learning was the focus of Tuesday’s conversation. There was agreement that student learning credentials could be issued via “blocks,” which could be added to the immutable blockchain. Not only that but, as Ed Garay tweeted, blockchain credentialing could lead to “empowering students to have both higher ed and informal entities tag onto their learning transcripts.” hopefully resulting in a more learned society.”

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.


just as I like for my students to think of learning as being fun. As I sipped my coffee, I enjoyed the casual exchange of dialogue surrounding classroom design, getting started with blogging, and influential members of my personal learning network. My rambling thoughts.

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