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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Become A Google+ Wizard - TCEA 2016

Google+ is a great tool for connecting with other educators and like-minded individuals. Get plugged into an amazing circle of some of the best educators aroun…

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How To Manage Your PLN Using Twitter Lists - Edudemic

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by Colleen Lee


"One of the greatest boosts in my teaching career has been the development of my Twitter PLN/ALN (as per a previous post – mine isn’t just “Personal” it’s an “Active” Learning Network). It has been amazing for me to see who I have followed, what their interests are, and more importantly who their contacts have led me to.  But even judicious building of an ALN/PLN can lead to a large, and unwieldy stream of tweets. Especially as many of those I find key to my learning often participate in their own chats."

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My 5 Best Social Media Tips For Teachers - Edudemic

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posted by Jeff Dunn

 

"Here in the U.S., it’s nearly time to head back into the classroom and to once again mold young minds. Teachers are organizing their thoughts, figuring out what they learned at all the summer conferences like ISTE, and putting together lessons that will set the world on fire. That’s the idea at least. Students are coming to grips with the fact that their long vacation is winding down and making sure all their friends and family members know that their life is quite difficult.

 

"And both teachers and students are doing all of this on social media.

 

"That’s why I thought it might be useful to run down my five best social media tips for teachers (I’m working on the student version and will publish that shortly as well) who are looking to take advantage of social media. Some of these might seem basic while others might be new to you. No matter what, be sure to read through each tip carefully and feel free to share it with colleagues if you think it’ll help them be a better social media user."

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Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips

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I often begin my workshop on personal learning networks (PLN) for educators by asking these questions: Who is in your learning network? Who do you learn from on a regular basis? Who do you turn to for your own professional development?

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Tools for Building Your PLN - LiveBinder

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Here are a Number of Resources for Developing your Personal Learning Network...

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Infographic of Building an Online Personal Teaching Network

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Recently, I wrote an article about how to build an online personal teaching network, re-imagining opportunities to teach in the digital world and thinking about the role of teacher as independent c...

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How To Create A Twitter List - A Step By Step Guide! - Edudemic

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posted by Katie Lepi


"By now, you already know that Twitter is a great tool for teachers. Not only can you use it in your classroom to keep your students and their parents informed of what’s going on, you can also use it in class for projects and homework, and you can use it for your own professional development and PLN. Recently, we heard from a teacher who uses Twitter Lists to help manage her PLN and keep her sane when she’s trying to find the resources she needs. Twitter lists are a great way to maximize what you can get out of the tool, and an easy way to help you categorize and ‘file’ the people/things/information you’re after!"

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The Power of a Networked Teacher Illustrated

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A wonderful visual depiction of how educators can tap into their networks to expand and continually improve their teaching practice from a trove of rich resources. Illustrated by Langwitches, the image refers to Alec Couros’s original post exploring question, “What does the network mean to you?”

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Leslie Minton's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:49 AM

Great visual of how networks are created to support how best to utilize them in education.

Josi Sierra's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:36 PM

Conectados somos mas ;-)

Lara Strickland's curator insight, August 13, 2013 8:06 AM

Depicts exactly what I am exploring at the moment as part of my #H812 studies and MA in Online and Disctance Education.  Chosen however not to 'network' Facebook as I tend to use it socially rather than professionally.

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Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network

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“Personal Learning Networks are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to:

 

1) set their own learning goals

2) manage their learning; managing both content and process

3) communicate with others in the process of learning and thereby achieve learning goals

 

Here are some ways that educators are using their PLNs:

 

- Professional development – learn from content-area specialists
- Locate resources for your classroom, such as free websites and software
- Get lesson plan ideas from master teachers
- Learn about new technology and how to integrate it into your teaching
- Find collaborative solutions
- Find interesting links to education news

 

How should you start your personal learning network? What are other teachers doing to learn from one another? Why isn't there a simple and easy-to-implement guide to building your very own PLN? Now there is ...


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Social Media and Schools as Professional Learning Communities: Building Your Personal Network with Twitter

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Excellent in depth article on Twitter as professional learning source - from Brisbane Catholic Education’s Information and Resourcing Centre. "The power of Twitter is that it places the teacher at the centre of a network to which all parts are equally accessible. Teachers who use Twitter can access not only traditional sources of information, but also the expertise and advice of internationally renowned experts from across many fields within and beyond education. Research has identified six ‘common patterns of participation’ for users of Twitter..."


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Kay Oddone's comment, October 19, 2011 5:52 PM
Thank you for sharing our ResourceLink blog post - I'm so thrilled that our work is being shared so widely! Kay Cantwell, Education Officer: Digital Learning, ResourceLink, Brisbane Catholic Education, Qld Australia.