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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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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It is truly an interactive way of acquiring knowledge and knowing things of things in a much better process. It is a way to build up collective intelligence.
I saw this at Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach’s presentation at Learning and the Brain this weekend and loved it! I searched and couldn’t find the infographic- but all I had to do was wait for my PLP newsletter on Monday 🙂 This is a good day in my book!
Well I glad we shared at just the right time. Just in case my resources for the Learning and the Brain conference presentation are here: http://plpwiki.com/Learning+and+the+Brain+Conference
Thanks so much, Sheryl!
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“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.
Yes, I have that time question as well and this graphic paints a great picture of a day in the life but it does not address the time that I need to invest in setting up the network of connections that makes it all possible. Susan and Robert’s morning “check in” was something that took time to get to that point. The time to do that is not always recognized and productive time. As educators that “networking time” needs to gain acceptance in the culture and be seen as productive, necessary and as the graphic depicts and great way to educate in the 21st Century.
I agree Nathaniel. Part of the role for 21st Century educational leaders needs to be the reorganization of schedules so that teachers can have play time during the day to figure these network connections out collaboratively.
At PLP we take educators through a year long, job embedded journey helping them do just that. Check it out. http://plpnetwork.com/year-long-professional-development-for-educators/
I agree with your point, Nathaniel. The time to build an international community of colleagues is significant. My other issue, as a technology using parent, is how this does not flow so seamlessly in the real world. I have children whom I am trying to get ready for school, as well as preparing myself. Sitting with my phone, iPad or at the computer is frequently interrupted or I am giving up my device so that one of my children can use it. Recognizing that educators can’t always be connected – that real life imposes itself (rightfully) is very important. Yes, technology can enhance practice and make life easier, but it can also make life more challenging and provide greater stress and distraction. Work/life balance when integrating technology is critical, especially considering that 80% of the profession is women and most of those women have children and families who also need their attention.
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Do we have permission to embed the infographic? I’d love to blog about it and have it visible, not just a link to it.
I do a similar lesson with my students–have them create a timeline with all the technology that touches their educational life during the day. Thanks for sharing this.
LOL! I wish a day in the ire of a teacher was like this well-meaning piece of fiction. I am lucky if I have some Tim to check the news let alone read my Flipboard at work.
Amazing illustration! I love this. We have a project called FinnABLE 2020 going on in Finland and a few other countries (USA, Greece, Singapore etc.) at the moment and this is pretty close to what we are trying to point out.
You’ll find the website for the project from here http://blogs.helsinki.fi/finnable2020/
I agree with John (above): this is quite the “Fantasy” day in a connected teacher’s life. If we follow this, it appears she spent very little time in the classroom. I had a very bad experience with Twitter shortly after it first began and I haven’t been able to get over it enough to sign back up.
As most examples of how to integrate and incorporate changes and revision to any daily schdules, whether it be teaching or otherwise, this one included numerous examples and the ultimate in becoming connected. Though at first it may seem daunting it should not be dismissed. My approach is to hook on to one or a few ideas and take baby steps towards my goal. This week on facebook and friend in HongKong mentioned attending a 21st Century Learning conference. I sensed his enthusiasm and am now becoming interested in Dr Larry Rosen’s research. Isn’t this how we become informed today? It certainly is how students are exposed to some new ideas!
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I wish I had the life that Susan has. It all sounds fine and dandy, but how long did it take her to get all this set up and able to use effeciently. I don’t have time now at school to complete what I have to do. I work each evening on getting ready for my classes. I don’t know when I would be able to do this. Being a PE teacher and only having 5 mins. between grade level classes, I go non-stop all day just changing out equipment for the age groups. If the district/school could find a 30 minute period each day for teachers to use their technology without interruptions during the day, that would be idea. Having duties in the morning and after school, clubs, etc. already, there is not much time available. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to do everything through technology, but I think right now it is a dream world unless our days change to 30 hrs/day instead of 24 hrs/day!
I’m in Puerto la Cruz Venezuela teaching at CIPLC. This is a great infographic. It helps me understand how a few key interactions during the day can create meaningful learning experiences. I feel like we make time for what is important. How can you prioritize getting connected?