The Importance of Online Personal Learning Networks.

EdTech4Beginners

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. I really like Twitter.

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 Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving

TeachThought - Learn better.

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving. The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a familiar concept these days. A similar phenomenon is beginning to happen in Personal Learning Networks spheres.

Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

edWeb.net

” 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. Twitter is easy, but may not be the best.

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

Kleinspiration

I would like to reinforce the positive influence of social networking. Thanks to Twitter, I connected with so many of my dear friends over lunch, group discussions, dinners, and parties. Thank you to everyone who supports the work we all share through our blogs and social networks.

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Edsurge

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.

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.

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.

Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN)

EdTechSandyK

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. blogs facebook pln tcea TECSIG twitter

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter

EdTechSandyK

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 Makes A Personal Learning Network Valuable To You?

The Web20Classroom

Really the meaning is, well, personal. Recently at #ISTE10 a video was shot, interview several members of my PLN as to why they have one, how they use theirs, and more specifically, how Twitter has helped build that PLN. 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.

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. Kirch was directly confronted about her practice of silencing those who didn’t share her views on Twitter and in the blogosphere.

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). link] This is a great starter list for Twitter of people involved in ELT who you can follow.

TLC Ninja: Ben Hartman and the Twitter Tribe

CUE

Many readers of On CUE are probably dedicated Twitter users, but there are even more educators out there who haven’t yet realized what this social media platform can offer. The post TLC Ninja: Ben Hartman and the Twitter Tribe appeared first on OnCUE.

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.

Twitter for Teachers

The Playground Advocate

Twitter is my ultimate learning playground and I hope this post helps some find their way into this form of learning. Another complaint from those new to Twitter is how foreign the language seems with all of those symbols and abbreviations in each tweet.

How to Introduce a Young Scholar to Twitter

ProfHacker

[ Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Here are some guidelines if you’re a Twitter fan and want to do the same. Twitter does not work well unless it is public.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

CUE

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.

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

SpeechTechie

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. The workshop will provide modeling of tools such as Google Reader for review of Edublogs, Twitter and Google+, social bookmarking with Diigo, and other tools, along with guided practice in each tool.

Courage Over Comfort

CUE

But when we do so, let us find the learning and use that as we grow forward. Throughout this process, she also began participating in our weekly Twitter chats, getting more and more out of her comfort zone. In fact, she sent herself to CUE Rockstar Primary to learn more.

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

Kleinspiration

just as I like for my students to think of learning as being fun. A new friend from Twitter ( @Dr.SpikeCook ) gave me a call this morning to discuss a few educational topics. Twitter has opened the door for these types of connections to occur. I participate in Twitter chats.

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

CUE

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. Check out her hashtag #BookSnaps on Twitter and her blog R.E.A.L.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

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!

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.

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D

Edsurge

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.

Connected Educators Strive To Be ‘Genius Makers’

MiddleWeb

For co-authors Todd Whitaker, Jeff Zoul and Jimmy Casas, a "connected educator" is a teacher or school leader who not only brings what they know to the conversation but encourages and values the sharing of everyone's expertise through online learning networks. Articles Connected Educators connected educator hashtag groups in education Jeffrey Zoul Jimmy Casas personal learning network PLN Todd Whitaker twitter PD What Connected Educators Do Differently

A little more conversation

Learning with 'e's

I went on public record several times this year to say that the best continuing professional development (CPD) I have ever received has been through Twitter. This learning can come in many forms. All of my learning right now, at this stage of my career, is self determined.

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.

Sharpest tools in the box

Learning with 'e's

Here are my 8 essential tools: 1) Twitter, because as I recently said in a YouTube video , it is immediate, social and personal. It connects me to my personal learning network (PLN) and is simple to use. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

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What's YOUR Twitter Formula?

The Daring Librarian

Twitter: Professional or Personal? When I speak to groups, I often talk about how I use Twitter as my main source of rich professional development and as a transformational PLN builder (Personal Learning Network). Twitter is a Conversation.

I am a Connected Educator

The Playground Advocate

I connect in person, through email, over the phone, through Skype, via social media, with collaborative web tools and through the social portions of the websites and blogs I read. As an educator, I care about teaching and learning. I want to learn how best to recover when I fail.

A Quick Start Guide to Participating in Twitter Chats

Tom Murray

This past week, I had the privilege of introducing US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, as a guest moderator for #edtechchat, an educational Twitter chat that I founded with four members of my personal learning network (PLN). Over the course of 60 minutes, almost 2,000 people from around the world, shared about 10,000 tweets in response to the Secretary''s six questions related to being a Connected Educator.

5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!

TeachBytes

It seems like people have mixed feelings about Twitter: to use or not to use? I personally believe in the use of Twitter to grow personal learning networks, and I understand the capabilities for literacy learning it provides to students who are already familiar with the micro-blogging tool. While Twitter by itself provides some great … Continue reading 5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!

What Twitter Shortcomings?

My Island View

I was somewhat disturbed about a recent post by a friend and connected colleague concerning the state of Twitter and its use by some individuals in what is now fast becoming the education social media culture. My friend seemed to be longing for the “good ole days” of Twitter when it was smaller numbers and people knew their place in their interacting with others. I remember those days as well, since I was on Twitter years before my friend. Twitter is based on relationships.

#cuechat Gems- Routines & Procedures for Teacher-Leaders

CUE

On Tuesday, September 19, the #cuechat community engaged in a lively Twitter chat focused on establishing routines and procedures at the beginning of the school year. Feel free to join the #cuechat conversation on Twitter every Tuesday from 7-8pm PT.

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

CUE

On Tuesday, September 19, the #cuechat community engaged in a lively Twitter chat focused on establishing routines and procedures at the beginning of the school year. Feel free to join the #cuechat conversation on Twitter every Tuesday from 7-8pm PT.

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

The basic principle of Twitter is that if you follow ten people on Twitter, you will only see the tweets of those ten people. After all is said and done, in regard to building a Personal Learning Network, who one follows is much more important than who follows back. The ideal way to follow someone back is to first examine his or her Twitter Profile, which has public access. There is important information beyond the person’s name and location.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

Potential Solution: Now, this first solution may sound familiar to some of you—to easily connect on Twitter, we host Nebraska EdChat ( #NebEdChat ), which takes place on Wednesday night at 8pm CST. Many teachers connect this way to learn about the latest in edtech tools, educational ideas and methods in teaching, and joining my fellow Nebraskan teachers for the weekly chat gives me a comfortable hour that flies by and is full of ideas and collaboration.

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

For some reason any post with Twitter in the title does not do well with a general population of educators. There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. Whom should I follow on Twitter and how do I find them are key questions that need to be addressed. That is why when we first signed up on Twitter, there were no tweets in our timeline.