Networking & Collaboration

The Basics Of Reflective Teaching: A Slo-Blog Approach

The Basics Of Reflective Teaching: A Slo-Blog Approach by Beth Leidolf As the school year kicks off, many classes, teachers and students begin with the basics, those building blocks that provide a firm foundation upon which more valuable learning and growing will take place. With that in mind, the #reflectiveteacher community gets back to basics …

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The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015 by TeachThought Staff If there was ever a doubt that education twitter chats were kind of a big deal, this television guide-style document should set things straight. Twitter chats aren’t just “things,” but have evolved into fully-functioning professional development for teachers. At their worst, they’re laid-back, back-and-forth …

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3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving by Peps Mccrea, staffrm.io The notion of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a familiar concept these days. Yet, the nature of Personal Learning Networks is evolving as the range of tools available to support them increases, and our rapport with those tools becomes more sophisticated. The aim of this post …

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140 Twitter Tips For A Better Social Media Experience

Like any medium, using twitter in the classroom can be as simple or complex as you’d like it to be. Kyle Lacy put together the following 140 twitter tips. While they were written for a marketing audience, I thought the vast majority of them overlapped with the twitter-needs of educators–and many professional fields in general–so here …

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Spreading Your Wings And Becoming A Connected Educator

Spreading Your Wings And Becoming A Connected Educator  by Mike Fisher, The Digigogy Collaborative I plugged into the internet in a focused way around 1994. Prior to that, I had dabbled in email not for communication’s sake but because it was a course requirement to email an assignment to my professor. 1994 was the first time …

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Connected Professional Development Is Now An Imperative 

Connected PD Is Now An Imperative  by Mike Fisher, The Digigogy Collaborative I used to sit in workshops that were peripherally, if at all, related to my professional practice. I’d spend hours in a physical face-to-face workshop and leave with maybe one or two ideas that mattered to me. I may or may not have acted …

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10 Twitter Hacks To Help You Rethink Your Social Voice

10 Twitter Hacks To Help You Rethink Your Social Voice by TeachThought Staff Success–however you define it–on any social media platform isn’t as out of reach as it might seem. There are indeed the titans of social media–“rock stars” (if you can stomach the term) that everyone knows and loves. But that doesn’t mean that …

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51 Twitter Chat & Hashtag Tools To Help You Connect

51 Twitter Chat & Hashtag Tools To Help You Connect Twitter is a brilliant tool to distribute information, follow ideas, and stay up to date with what’s trending in whatever niche you’re interested in following. In education, that could be curriculum, 21st century learning, education technology, assessment, or future learning trends like mobile learning, blended …

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10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media

10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media by Kathy Cook, former K-12 teacher and Director of Educational Technology for University of Phoenix College of Education Social media provides an opportunity for real-time communication with students and parents, but its use can provide some challenges. Educators want to open the doors of …

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How To Start Your Own Blog: A Step-By-Step Guide For Teachers

How To Start Your Own Teacher Blog: A Step-By-Step Guide by Josh Corbat, teacherscansmiletoo Education needs a louder voice. It needs more teacher bloggers! Get ready to feel more important! Or, rather…get ready to realize how important you already are. Education is a tricky business. Times have changed. Students are not what they used to be. Teachers …

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8 Simple Social Media Strategies For Your Classroom

8 Simple Social Media Strategies For Your Classroom by Adam Renfro first appeared on gettingsmart.com Are you ready to bring social networking to your classroom? If you’re looking to make your classroom more relevant, connected, and meaningful to your students, it’s the best place to start. Study after study has confirmed the benefits of networking. Before we …

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