One of our main goals at Powerful Learning Practice is to turn educators into 21st Century educators. That is, teach them how to use social media and other powerful Web 2.0 tools to transform their classrooms into learning environments that are ready for today’s iGeneration students. One of the most common questions we get is, “But where do we find the time to use all this new technology?” To answer that question, we developed this infographic – A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator to show that using social media in your classroom and in your life can be integrated, easy, and fun.

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Connected Educator Month - Day in the life of a Connected Educator

Get connected

Would you like to become a connected educator? We’ve designed an entire year of professional learning that will take you from “What is 21st Century learning and why is it important?” to “How do I create a 21st Century classroom or school?” If you want to become a 21st century educator — and prepare iGeneration students for an exciting but unpredictable future — you first have to become a 21st century learner. That’s right. The “connected learner” is YOU. Learn more about our Connected Learner Experience and join over 5,000 other educators who have taken their classrooms into the 21st century.

Explore more about the life of a Connected Educator and 21st Century teacher & learner in The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall. Learn more about the book and sign up for connected educator activities in your inbox, or buy the book on Amazon.

The concepts we’ve explored in this infographic are just one possibility for how a connected educator’s day could look. Does yours look different? Tell us in the comments!

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Infographic: A day in the life of a connected educator – using social media in 21st century classrooms via @plpnetwork

Check this out – typical day in the life of a connected educator using social media & web 2.0 tools via @plpnetwork

What does a typical day in a 21st century classroom look like? Here’s an illustrated peek inside! via @plpnetwork

Coaching, sharing, collaborating, & leveraging her networks: a day in the life of a connected educator via @plpnetwork

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During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from around the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and serves on the ISTE Board of Directors.
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