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ACOT2 has identified six design principles for the 21st century high school:
Personal Learning Networks are a terrific way to extend your knowledge and learning outside your classroom. I recommend Innovative Educators new to PLNs begin as a PLN consumer (1.0 skills) and grow into PLN producers (2.0 skills). Here is some advice to get started.
Join the microblogging phenomena by reading Tweets at Twitter.
The primary goals of the course are to deepen thinking about effective teaching with technology and
challenge learners to make ongoing improvements in their teaching practices. The course will also support
the creation of online exhibits featuring lessons or projects that exemplify effective instructional use of
technology to promote student learning and demonstrate proficiency in the ISTE NETS•T.
Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around forever. Originally, they were your family and friends, maybe other educators you worked with, but as the internet and web 2.0 tools have become nearly ubiquitous, PLNs can include tons of different communities – social networking sites like Facebook, blogs, Twitter, wikis, social bookmarking tools, LinkedIn, and so many more. Basically, anyone that you interact with is apart of your PLN, whether they are social contacts, professional peers, or experts in their field. Most of the ‘learning’ takes place on-line now, because it is simple to find and connect with others with similar interests from around the world.
Most of the ‘learning’ takes place on-line now, because it is simple to find and connect with others with similar interests from around the world.
A personal learning network is an informal learning network that consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from in a personal learning environment. In a PLN, a person makes a connection with another person with the specific intent that some type of learning will occur because of that connection.
Welcome to Classroom20.com
, the social network for those interested in Web 2.0, Social Media, and Participative Technologies in the classroom.
Teacher 2.0 is an independent community for educators to explore their interests and passions, and to build a network of support for educators at all levels. Through this community, with online events, interviews, and workshops, our goal is to have educators help each other become re-energized in their careers and in their contributions to the world.
Embedded below is the first draft of a slide presentation about building a PLN. I welcome any and all suggestions for improvement.
Having a Twitter network is a great way to learn about new resources for teaching. A Twitter network is also a great place to exchange ideas about teaching.
Google Forms is a great free service by Google and that has a huge potential in education. Google Forms is very easy to use and does not require any advanced technology skills to run it.
Here are my 21 must-read RSS feeds. These are the RSS feeds I check first whenever I've been away from my computer for more than twenty-four hours.