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20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network - Getting Smart by Miriam Clifford. “20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network” by Miriam Clifford first appeared on the InfomED blog.

20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network - Getting Smart by Miriam Clifford

Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning. The world is much smaller thanks to technology. Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise. Take for example scientists; professional networks allow the scientific community to share discoveries much faster. Just this month, a tech news article showcased how Harvard scientists are considering that “sharing discoveries is more efficient and honorable than patenting them.” Using social media to develop your own personal learning network. A PLN Quick Start Guide. Updated 4/17/13The concept of a PLN has been around for a very long time.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

PLN's back in the day consisted of individuals with the same professional interests engaging in mostly face to face communication. Fast forward a good amount of years and enter the internet. No one can argue that the evolution of the real-time web has dramatically altered how we communicate, gather information, and reflect. How to cultivate a personal learning network. WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Connected Educator Month - get involved.

August 1st is right around the corner, and with it comes the kickoff of Connected Educator Month.

Connected Educator Month - get involved

For 31 days, the internet will be flooded with awesome free content, activities, webinars, chats, and even more ways of getting connected, learning about Web 2.0 tools, and finding out what it means to be a Connected Educator. Powerful Learning Practice is a proud participating organization in Connected Educator Month. Each Monday for the next several weeks, we’ll give you a heads up about what’s going on for the week.

Pick one activity (just dip your toe into the water) or do several things (dive right in). Here’s what’s going on for the first week of Connected Educator Month. Get the free Starter Kit Are you brand new to connecting with others online? Join the Connected Educators Book Club Panel discussion: Professional Learning in the Learning Profession The live kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. Social media in education: 5 ways. While teaching, the majority of my “free time” was spent online, in the library, at professional development sessions, or collaborating with colleagues and mentors to find and implement the best resources out there to individualize and boost learning.

Social media in education: 5 ways

At that time, Facebook was a self-appointed exclusive network for college students, and Twitter was a startup that seemed only to iterate on the “status update.” 35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online. Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals.

Although PLNs have been around for years, in recent years social media has made it possible for these networks to grow exponentially. Now, it’s possible to expand and connect your network around the world anytime, anywhere. But how exactly do you go about doing that? Check out our guide to growing your personal learning network with social media, full of more than 30 different tips, ideas, useful resources, and social media tools that can make it all possible. Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, EdTech, PLN. By Dr.

Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, EdTech, PLN

Mark Wagner. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teachers' Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Social Networking in Education. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 25 Social Networks for Educators. Part 2 Update : Part 3 has been posted check it out after you read this.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 25 Social Networks for Educators

This is the second part of The Comprehesive Guide to The Use of Social Networking in Education Part 1. Your amazing interaction with the first part has proved to me how much interested you are in this topic and today we will go a step further into the practical part of this guide. After you have learnt in the first part about key notions of social networking, how it evolved, reasons why school should embrace them, their benefits on both teachers and students, you will now be able to have access to a set of the most useful social networking websites where you can meet up with other educators from all around the world and always stay in the picture of the latest news in the educational sphere.

Some of the principal benefits of these networks is that they help you grow professionally and expand your knowledge base to include new ideas and concepts. 1- Classroom 2.0 Teaching in the digital age. EdWeb.net - Networking, resource sharing, collaboration, and professional development for the education community. The Busy Person's Guide To Social Media. How To Use Mood Boards For Visual Learning 4.64K Views 0 Likes Mood boards are used for photography, game design, interior design, marketing, fashion, music, advertising and even architecture; but who’s to say they shouldn’t be used in the classroom?

(You might be doing this already!) How Technology Helps Build a Personal Learning Network. Technology has become an integral part of classroom life.

How Technology Helps Build a Personal Learning Network

While students certainly reap the benefits of having a wealth of information at their fingertips, teachers like you can also capitalize on technology’s many uses. New and veteran teachers alike can utilize the Internet to build their Personal Learning Networks, gaining classroom know-how and connections that will help advance your career. Incorporating Personal Learning Networks into Course Projects. Last semester I introduced a brand new project into my social media class which I've been meaning to report on for a while now.

Incorporating Personal Learning Networks into Course Projects

I decided to set 25% of the final grade aside for an assignment the students were allowed to design themselves (the project is described in detail here).