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I am grateful for…

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Personal Learning Networks, Powerful Learning Practice, Voices | 2 comments

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I am taking some time to reflect on just how very fortunate I am. Since becoming a connected educator in 2011, my learning world has expanded beyond my expectations and then some. I know that many of the successes our school is experiencing would not have been realized without this support. Here are a few people and groups that have recently made an impact on my professional and personal life. I am...

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Some Low-Cost Summer PD Ideas for Connected Educators

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Making The Shift, Personal Learning Networks, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices | 2 comments

Summer is a great time for educators to hone their classroom skills, deepen their content knowledge, and grow as professionals, says history teacher and connected educator Jennifer Carey. With computer access and an Internet connection, you can bring professional development to your own living room at little or no cost. Jen shares four ideas she’s pursued herself.

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Twitter Chat on Standardized Testing

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Personal Learning Networks, Powerful Learning Practice, Twitter Chats, Uncategorized, Web Tools That Deepen Learning |

    This twitter chat is now over. Please click here to read the transcripts from the chat. Thanks!  PLP’s new Twitter 101 eCourse includes a live Twitter Chat experience. To give participants a true feel for the fast paced and fun nature of twitter chats, we want to open up this live chat to everyone! The Twitter Chat will be this Sunday, April 21st at 8PM Eastern and will feature the hot-button topic of Standardized...

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How Twitter Made a Bad Week Better

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Personal Learning Networks, The Teaching Life, Voices | 6 comments

Twitter’s power as a personal learning network made coming back to school after the winter break more tolerable for Lisa Noble and her Canadian elementary kids. The highlights included tweets from space, transmitted by astronaut and social media maven Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut who landed on the international space station just before Christmas. And then there was littleBits…

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