As social media become more and more predominant as platforms of connection and collaboration, the need for creating and maintaining a PLN ( Personal/Professional Learning Network ) becomes more pressing. As teachers and educators we are expected to be on top of the latest trends that can inform and enhance our classroom teaching as well as our professional growth.We are also expected to know the web tools that our students use and the new ones we can use with them in the future; but this is not always possible and because not all of our time constraints it becomes difficult to keep up the the new releases . It is at times like these that you can call upon your PLN.
Una gran cantidad de profesionales de eLearning, especialmente aquellos que acaban de comenzar con su práctica, a menudo se preguntan acerca de la necesidad de la teoría. ¿Por qué molestarse aprendiendo la teoría del diseño instruccional en absoluto? ¿No es suficiente con la práctica?
According to an infographic by Vertical Response, 43 percent of small businesses spend six or more hours a week on social media. The study also discovered one-third of CEOs, owners and proprietors want to spend less time focusing on it. If you’re a business owner who feels swamped by the demands of social media, there are simple tools to help streamline the curation process and share it with your team.
Here’s a list of where to start and how to keep social media from taking over your life.
As I have repeatedly stated in several instances here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, online social networking remains one of the powerful routes to any effective and sustained teacher professional development plans. Social networks open up a whole new horizon of promising opportunities for on-the-go and at-any-time learning. One of the preeminent social networking site in this regard is the microblogging platform Twitter.
The power of Twitter resides in the kind of connections and networks it allows you to make.Twitter is by far the social networking platform that teachers and educators populate the most. As such, creating a personal/professional learning network comprising kindred others is as easy as participating in the weekly educational chats organized on Twitter (#edchat as an example). These meet-ups enable you to meet and connect with teachers from all around the globe. They also introduce you to a treasure trove of information, resources, links, tips, and learning experiences that can be leveraged for your own purposes.
Using Twitter to grow professionally is a theme I have extensively talked about in previous posts ( see this post or this one ). However, today I am sharing with you a wonderful infographic featuring important tips, terms and tools to help teachers tap into the expansive potential of Twitter. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues.
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