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Using personal learning networks for your own professional development
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Why you need a professional online presence and how to do it #RSCON5

This presentation highlights the importance of a professional online presence, what this might look like, and how to achieve it. Future of Education - April ...
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Gosia Iwaniec's curator insight, May 20, 5:02 AM

This presentation points out importance of engaging with our Digital Identity

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Why Self-Education Is Crucial For Your Career: From Preparation To Using Free Online Courses

Why Self-Education Is Crucial For Your Career: From Preparation To Using Free Online Courses | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
Self-education can sometimes help you immensely when you want to apply real world knowledge to a career. While others might say that a university education
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Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development

Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
Educators are creating their own professional development opportunities on their own time without compensation, acknowledgement, nor credit. With so many great resources on the web, teachers are re...
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Gosia Iwaniec's curator insight, May 20, 5:00 AM

This short article highlights the importance of PLN

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5 Skills to Help You Start Your Online Personal Teaching Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Skills to Help You Start Your Online Personal Teaching Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
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A Great Resource Sheet on How to Grow Your PLN on Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Resource Sheet on How to Grow Your PLN on Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
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Wonderful Graphic Featuring 10 Simple Ways to Create your PLN ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Graphic Featuring 10 Simple Ways to Create your PLN ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
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3 Things We Should Stop Doing in Professional Development

3 Things We Should Stop Doing in Professional Development | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it

Spending the last week in Oslo, Norway, with the visionary Ann Michaelsen and other school leaders here, I have really thought about the way that we deliver professional development

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Sneaky ways to fit professional development into a busy schedule

Sneaky ways to fit professional development into a busy schedule | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
Looking to learn something new? There are many, many apps for that but which ones are worth your time?
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Finding Time for Professional Development - Time Management Skills From MindTools.com

Finding Time for Professional Development - Time Management Skills From MindTools.com | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
Find out how to create time in your schedule for long-term professional development.
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How Do I Get a PLN?

How Do I Get a PLN? | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
What is a PLN?

Will Richardson was the first person to clearly explain to me about six or seven years ago what a PLN was. Back then, PLN stood for Professional, or Personal Learning Network.
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Curate Topic-Specific News Channels on Twitter with Custom Timelines

Curate Topic-Specific News Channels on Twitter with Custom Timelines | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:47 PM

Hoping this facility will soon be available to use on aggregators other than Tweetdeck (which I don't use).  Looks useful, particularly for themed storytelling. #socmed #curation

Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:28 AM

Ise Tweetdeck? Then this is for you.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 1, 12:40 PM

I realize this is old news but it is still relevant and new to a large number of teachers and pre-service students.

 

I would also recommend folks to follow Robin Good's scoop.it site for a vast array of curation tools and resources. 

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Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media

Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
Some simple advice for educators on how to maximize your time.
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Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Social Media Marketing Manager, shares ten tips to become a connected educator -- including making the time to connect, following educators you respect, and being open to making mistakes.
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10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher - Daily Genius

10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher - Daily Genius | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
You love it when you don't know the answer to something. It gives you the opportunity to tap into the real-time learning happening on Twitter and other soc
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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides) | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere. That's great for students but what about teachers? Where's the pe
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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development

8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
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The 4 Components of a DIY Professional Development Toolkit

The 4 Components of a DIY Professional Development Toolkit | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
Education has always been a reflection of broader cultural values. As such, the roles of teachers and students have evolved as our models of education have moved from one iteration to another. Teache
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Scholarship and Social Media

The exponential growth of social media and ubiquitous use of mobile technology has changed the way we communicate both socially and for many also professiona...
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The iPad Toolkit for Learning?

The iPad Toolkit for Learning? | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
THE STARTING POINT? It is interesting to reflect how this simplification of iPad key tools has changed in a relatively short space of time. iWork suite aside, you could purchase the above apps for ...

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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

An Introductory Guide to Content Curation | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 17, 12:38 PM

Thanks Robin for sharing this Curation guide on your scoop.it site. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 3:25 PM

A very useful guide from one of the Pioneers in Content Curation

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Alternative Professional Development | Scoop.it
Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 22, 2013 12:03 PM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, December 23, 2013 7:19 AM

An insightful overview of current tools and needs and an intriguing preview of what might be to come.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:38 PM

just what's on my study list!

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Twitario - Twitter Diary - See your tweets in a diary

Twitario allows you to see your tweets, chronologically, in an elegant, ordered and plain diary. You can export and print your diary in PDF or in a eBook (ePub). With Twitario, you will surf  your tweets page by page, month by month, or year by year.

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Lloyd Dean's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:16 AM

Can be useful if you are using Twitter as an education tool

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Understanding and Creating Professional Learning Networks

A video summary of four articles related to experiences, and strategies for creating professional learning networks in an organization. With a nod to Vi Hart...

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Fishtree Education's comment, November 18, 2013 10:30 AM
Great video. Thanks for sharing!
David Bramley's curator insight, November 20, 2013 5:01 PM

Changing your behaviour to develop a personal/professional learning network will be essential to thrive in an era of perpetual change.  The old focus on Continuing Professional Development is no longer fit for purpose and this video delivers  advice on creating a network  based on research

CedricBorzee's curator insight, January 22, 5:01 PM

The author points 3 criteria for Learning Networks to emerge :

- user ownership

- user independence

- user self-determination 

 

Then 3 "values" - that could also be defined as "Attitudes"
- Trust 

- Openness

- Integrity

 

Last part is on how to "nurture" the right climate for Learning Networks to thrive.