You can enhance your already cutting-edge PLN by harnessing the power of the hashtag, chats, and other Twitter lists.
If your PLN is getting a bit cumbersome to manage, be sure to check out these simple techniques using Twitter Lists to help you out.
Here are a few quick and useful tips on how to turn your professional or personal learning network (PLN) into an Active Learning Network (ALN).
Your PLN and Twitter buddies are online seemingly 24-7. It’s time to stop the madness and try out some of these free Twitter curation tools!
Social media, and Twitter in particular, is breaking down the barriers that previously prevented teachers from seeking out help from fellow teachers in other schools. Nowadays, communication tools like Twitter have allowed teachers to converse, exchange best practices, and even make friends with people around the globe. In this 4 and 1/2 minute video, Paul […]
Many teachers are making the foray into using social media with their students. I am at the point of ‘dipping’ my toe in. There’s a number of things I’ve learned, and found out, as I have started tweeting to students and wanted to collect my thoughts on keys in beginning this path. Set up a […]
The benefits of teaching online? Simple: Flexible hours; work from almost anywhere; greater student diversity; growth industry; more control over what you teach; global network of colleagues; personalized instruction; larger pool of students; easier and cheaper to share content; small investment to get started. But what factors are most important to consider when teaching an […]
We all know that social media can be a great tool for teachers, both in the classroom and for professional development purposes. Here at Edudemic, we encourage you to do things like use Twitter to build your PLN, connect with other educators on Facebook, pin great ideas on Pinterest, and more. But just as we […]
When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researching all types of topics, bringing organization (and a lack of physical papers to lose) to the classroom, and making connections for professional development. There […]
Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another. You bring your sexy social media-ness into the classroom to keep kids interested in what they’re learning when they think they’re actually (sort of) having fun instead. That said, there […]
Periodically, we take a look at some interesting education conferences that are happening around the globe and compile a list so that you guys don’t have to sort through tons (and tons, and tons) of information to find out what might be of use to you as you build your killer PLN and pad your […]
Whether you’re a science teacher or not, education and the STEM subjects is a hot topic these days. From discussions about comparing test scores in STEM subjects with students around the globe to tracking the number of STEM based jobs and future graduates, there’s certainly a lot to discuss. There’s a lot of information out […]
Integrating Google glass in the classroom? Here are a few tips from someone who has done it!
Dear “Nervous To Try Something New With EdTech”: You know when you spoke with me the other day and told me that that introducing more tech into my class was fine for me because I was ‘into it’ and ‘understood’ it? That you were not going to try a new way of doing things (edtech-wise) […]
Most people I talk to have some sort of what might best be called an online routine. You know, the when and how of approaching what you need and want to see on the web each day. Personally, I take a scroll through my email, a few social media sites, and a couple of news […]