Education & Tech News to Use: Tweets Are Public

Here’s a clip from the movie Chef (2014) about how twitter works. Funny. Has the word a-hole in it and a bleep at the end–so be forewarned–it’s not a piece to share with students. It’s a perfect reminder for adults though that social media is public. Really! We need to understand how to use it.

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Education & Tech News to Use 01/07/2015

One of the most important topics in education right now is how to craft your own professional learning network. Twitter is the place to start for so many of us! Here’s a good primer for teachers just beginning to dip their toes in the water! Try it! It’s amazing!

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Education & Tech News to Use 01/06/2015

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TLs Can Tweet Their Way to an Indispensible PLN!

Tomorrow I’ll be working alongside my “in-person” PLN as they begin to form their online PLN! My fellow TL, Grace Erkmann (@GraceErkmann ) and I will work with our district colleagues as they begin to explore using Twitter to form their own unique online learning network. I’m excited that our TLs are interested in taking control of their own continued professional growth! It is personally empowering, but even better, and in the end it enriches the learning and the lives of kids! That’s what it’s all about!

Here is our presentation in its current incarnation. It will morph in the future, I’m sure! We’ll be tweeting under the hashtag #TLKlein ! Join us as we tweet and learn!

Education & Tech News to Use 08/08/2014

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Education & Tech News to Use 06/03/2014

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Education & Tech News to Use 06/01/14

More and more, I’ve come to think that professional learning in the world of education is broken. Broken in a big way. I do my most meaningful and usable professional learning online with the PLN that I have crafted over the years. Professionals from all over the world: librarians, professors, IT directors, authors, teachers in international schools and rural schools and Canadian or Kiwi or British schools. None of it do I get “credit” for. And by the same token, the PD that I am required to take “for credit” is rarely meaningful, useful or profound. I live through it–sometimes more easily than others–and turn to my phone, iPad or Macbook–you know, where my PLN is–to learn and grow as a professional.

A few of my colleagues have played around a bit with Pinterest, and many, many of them have learned to buy items from sites such as TpT and illegally share them with everyone they know. But very few of them have explored the true power of an online PLN. In fact, I suspect that I am the only one in my building that has heard of a PLN. I fear though, that I have talked about these resources for so long without being able to really share the exact process (due to draconian filters on our network), that no one can hear me anymore. I also wonder if maybe this online learning thing, and connecting with a virtual PLN, is simply not for most people. Maybe I’m the outlier–me and others who were early adopters of this method of connecting.

It also occurs to me that, as it is June 1, perhaps I’m just a little tired and grumpy and need to take a break to refresh my attitude!:)

It’s not that I think learning with a virtual PLN is the only way educators should be learning. It’s that I see such a rich mix of expertise, creativity & willingness to share here, I hate that the people around me haven’t found that resource. It reinvigorates and encourages. It’s been immensely important to me over the years, and I’ve failed to effectively share it locally.

At any rate, here are a few useful resources for teachers who want to reach out to other professionals online and begin to create their own learning network.

  • Why would educators want to use Twitter? And how to use it in such a way that it’s helpful and not just a time-waster? These questions and more are addressed in the Cyber-wise Learning Hub for Twitter. And where do you suppose I learned about this site? Twitter, of course!

tags:twitter pd 4tchrs pln

DIY is a good metaphor! The days of “sit and get” are over.

tags:pln pd 4tchrs

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Education & Tech News to Use 05/18/2014

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Education & Tech News to Use 02/10/2014

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Education & Tech News to Use 01/21/2014

Cell Phones, Texting & News

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