3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

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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.

What Is A Personal Learning Network?

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What Is A Personal Learning Network? What is a personal learning network, or rather a Personal Learning Network? How about a Professional Learning Network? “A Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people that you connect with to learn their ideas, their questions, their reflections, and their references. What Is A Personal Learning Network? .

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Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

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” 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. Steven Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Literacy Consultant, joined Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net for conversation with Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio on this topic. A PLN has helped Shaelynn learn from an extended network of educators how to to that.

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

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Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. 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 everyone who supports the work we all share through our blogs and social networks.

G+ The Next Frontier: Part 4 in Our Series on Personal Learning Networks

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By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Karl Lindgren-Streicher So, now that you’ve read about how to establish Personal Learning Networks with David Theriault, you went out and interacted – shared what you knew, asked questions, and found and shared cool resources. The post G+ The Next Frontier: Part 4 in Our Series on Personal Learning Networks appeared first on OnCUE.

Build Your Personal Learning Network #WTI15

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I had the privilege of presenting at the Wisconsin Technology Initiative on December 5, 2015. My topic was how to get started in building one’s personal learning network. Teachers in mathematics, science, technology, physical education, art, social studies, and special education were represented. I thought these observations were fair and accurately described what many educators experience for professional learning offered in their school and district.

Grow Your Own Personal Learning Network

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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). Mb) Tools for growing your PLN Twitter Twitter is a great tool for starting to reach out to a huge network of teachers. link] I'm on Facebook too and am in the process of creating a page for people interested in learning technology in ELT.

The Future of Work

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As I have previously written, we are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where rampant innovation and exponential advances in technology are changing the societal landscape. Below is a synopsis from the World Economic Forum (WEF): As technological breakthroughs rapidly shift the frontier between the work tasks performed by humans and those performed by machines and algorithms, global labor markets are likely to undergo significant transformations.

Skills Are Great — But It’s Who You Know That Lands You a Job

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Social networks and relationships function as something of an unspoken currency in the world of work. An estimated half of all jobs come through personal connections. And even earlier in the educational pipeline, students’ networks are proven to shape their career ambitions.

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

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“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.

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? There never seems to be enough time in the day to do what needs to be done both personally and professionally. Like change, learning is a process, not an event. So, what does meaningful professional learning look like? To learn more about creating or improving a PLN, click HERE.

4 Ways to Build a Strong Professional Learning Network for Innovation and Growth

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How do we teach kids online and in person at the same time? Diversify your network. But reaching beyond your immediate network can be a great way to bring in fresh ideas. Students and their families can support your learning as well.

?Rhode Island’s Plans to Become a ‘Lab State’ for Personalized Learning

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Scaling personalized learning across a state might sound like an oxymoron, but officials from Rhode Island’s Office of Innovation are taking on the task. The Statewide Personalized Learning Initiative just released a white paper that could inspire others to create and align the pieces necessary for expansive personalized learning efforts. “We When we say personalized learning it means different things to people in the room.

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

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I have also been blessed to observe great examples that members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) make available on social media. It begins with a focus on improving teaching, learning, and leadership followed by utilizing an array of digital assets at every educator’s disposal to share and amplify. BrandED Digital Leadership Personal Learning Network Social Media social media strategy

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter

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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. I was excited when I had an opportunity last week to present using Twitter as a tool for personal learning to some of my colleagues. One thing I''ve learned about using the web and Web 2.0 There’s only so much info a person can take in!

Digital Promise Brings Edcamps Into Its Tent

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The maker kits were provided courtesy of Digital Promise, an education technology nonprofit, which saw these events as “a great vehicle to introduce teachers to making,” says Josh Weisgrau, its director of learning experience design. There is training for blended learning.

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. Most of the first day is spent on emphasizing the importance of a pedagogy first, technology second mindset. Technology comes and goes.

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. Over time we began to communicate and collaborate across an array of social media networks exchanging ideas, providing support, and dispensing out advice. I always admired Will’s passion for educational technology and genuine interest in becoming a better educator.

Highlighted Sessions: ISTE 2019

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Read our Conference Spotlight: ISTE Happenings to learn how educators around the country are using innovative digital tools in their classrooms. Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Events Community Professional Development Teaching & LearningOur curated list of sessions, presentations, panels and workshops at ISTE 2019 features EdSurge staff picks, ISTE award winners and the sponsors of our article collection.

Sponsor Showcase: ISTE 2019

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Education Technology Teaching & Learning Professional Development Community Events Personal Learning NetworksWe're very excited to showcase six innovative companies who will be creating a buzz at ISTE 2019. Be sure to pay them a visit at the conference! Click here for expanded view of sponsor showcase. Read our Conference Spotlight: ISTE Happenings to discover how educators are putting these companies' digital tools to use in their classrooms.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. It is also extremely important for district and school teams to collaborate in person on specific goals. edWeb Personal Learning Network PLN

Designing Empathy-Based Professional Development That Teachers Will Use

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Empathy (Source: Participate) While there has been an increase in training around social-emotional learning (SEL) in K-12 classrooms, many professional development (PD) resources for educators treat SEL as a standalone subject rather than a foundational component of learning environments. Participate , a social learning platform, and Empatico , a free tool for classroom virtual exchange, noted a lack of SEL-related PD opportunities for educators. Em·pa·thy /?emp?TH?/

With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

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You can miss a lot of things when you’re learning on your own.” To better her chances, Hill has become one of the 40 members of the first cohort of a new program meant to prepare aspiring, underrepresented technology professionals in the San Francisco Bay area. The program promises 100 hours of online training and 100 hours of in-person training for 16 weeks. Members also receive professional portfolio help and two in-person sessions a week. I have the personality.

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D

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Louis Technology Integration Coach Patricia Brown. 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. On June 27 at ISTE, we invited all of beta-tester educators to meet in person as we opened the group to the public.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time. There is nothing more important to an educator, outside of working with kids, than professional learning. Through social media a Personal Learning Network (PLN) provides a great antidote to the age-old time excuse. You can now learn anywhere, with anyone, at anytime you want for free.

The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections

You see, prior to 2009 I was adamantly opposed to even the thought of using social media for both personal and professional reasons. As a result I chastised my friends and made sure that the environment at my school was not only free of this stupid entity, but also other forms of distracting technologies that would interfere with student learning. Image credit: [link] Being a disconnected nomad limited my ability to lead and learn.

For Students to Succeed, Social Capital Matter Just as Much as Skills—Here's Why

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It’s so much bigger and more networked than that. Before we delve into the specifics of what “social capital” means, let me present a personal example to illustrate the concept. I’ve noticed over the past year that while more and more schools are focusing on social-emotional learning, they still dedicate a majority of time to developing hard and soft skills—and oftentimes forget the social capital piece. Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Student Success

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

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This is how things are done, it’s worked in the past, this is how they learned. Now, we know that technology is not the magic bullet, but it can be a great catalyst for a change. But… When asked what they learned, both students replied: “We learned to look up a picture, copy it and label.” Because our students should be thinking, learning, understanding and creating. If we don’t know how, let’s seek to learn.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

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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! Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment. If you are still waiting for your personal invitation to join Twitter, consider this it!

How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

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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. Take notes and tie feedback into their personal goals or hobbies.”

We Didn’t Start The Fire

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3d printing adafruit billy joel Connected Educator Creativity and Imagination Personal Learning Network (PLN) Technology in Education vibration sensor vision-impairedIt was always burning Since the world’s been turning Meet Alex. He’s a second grader at my school who was born without eyes. He’s funny and smart and he loves music. Really loves music – of all sorts – with an encyclopedic obsession I’ve never seen in a kid before.

Courage Over Comfort

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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. I am lucky enough to be able to walk alongside so many amazing educators on their learning journey. I believe that there is incredible learning for all during these risk/fail processes.

Sound Advice on Personalized Learning from Six Regional Incubators

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That’s the bottom line and big payoff for listening to this six-podcast series on personalized learning from The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. For city-based organizers interested in incubating a diverse set of next gen school models, personalized learning networks, or innovative education ecosystems, these podcasts provide a valuable jump-start. Don’t underestimate the number of local educators who are willing to try out new learning strategies.

7 Ways Data-Fueled PLCs Are Transforming Education

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Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have long supported teachers in their career development, but with the help of technology, they’re now transforming education itself. We spoke with educators around the country and discovered seven ways that PLCs are transforming teaching and learning in schools. Common learning goals and objectives A set of common goals, along with a designated meeting time for focused effort, helps each participant get the most out of a PLC.

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Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings

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But only focusing on these outcomes can take away from the benefits of deep discussion, person to person interaction, and time out of the office to think hard about difficult problems—not necessarily to come up with answers, but just to think. Furthermore, the bonds I build in purposeful conversation help me create a network that can provide input and answers to solve problems, as well as understanding support for times of frustration and failure.