With just a few short days until the official launch of the 2nd ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge, I am pleased to announce that nearly 200 educators from 18 countries have signed up to participate. This will be a great opportunity to build our personal learning networks globally and grow as educators as we create and share a useful set of resources. Use of an EDU Premium, district level organization account will streamline the collaboration as we share a full featured workspace.
This month we are celebrating AppSmashing with ThingLink. We have reached out to our wonderful community of educators to share examples of ways to use ThingLink as a platform for combining two or more apps together to create, publish and share content. ThingLink is well suited for for powering any App Smash because of the presentation possibilities for turning any image into a rich multimedia content launcher. We are pleased to share this powerful AppSmash by Sue Fitzgerald, a librarian in Justin Texas and a ThingLink Expert Educator.
The power of social media is hard to dismiss. What once seemed like a trivial way to keep in touch with friends, sharing photos and jokes, has become a force for societal change, shining light on subjects previously unknown....
When I first entered education I did not consider the necessity of a personal learning network. I knew about reading literature in the field, but had no idea how vital blogs, Twitter, and relationships I formed at conferences and online would...
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The October 14, 2014 Twitter chat co-hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Connected Educator Month co-chair Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach was a lightning-fast hour of collective intelligence-building!
New! Google Form Add-On - Form NotificationsThe Form Notification Add-On provides users with the ability to quickly create a custom message that is automatically sent to people who complete a form. Learn more on Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners.
How do educators keep current with the ever changing world of technology? How can Web 2.0 tools be used to communicate and collaborate with peers across the hall and around the world? This session will focus on some of the newest tools teachers are using to support their own professional learning goals. Find links to each of us in the sidebar to the left and look below for more suggested PLN resources and interesting links. We look forward to learning with you! If you want to think more deeply about learning networks and community, spend some time reading, listening and responding to the information at Bud Hunt's "Lie of Community" site.
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