Blogging, social media, and PLN’s made easy! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Educators today must prepare students for a world that doesn’t exist yet. Creating connections enables educators to adapt in order to stay relevant. This book is every educator’s guide to becoming connected through social media, blogging, personal learning networks, and even new policy. Thought leaders in Connected Education help you use real-world tips and tools to: • Master and adapt to 21st Century teaching methodologies • Build ongoing technology literacy skills • Begin your connected journey Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “The successful educator is a connected educator. Quite simply, this book is a manual to stay relevant and energized in a rapidly changing profession. I highly recommend this as the definitive guidebook on building connections for the modern educator.” Vicki Davis, Author “Reinventing Writing” Tom Whitby has brought together a who’s who list any educator would want to be connected with and learn from! His latest book shares great ideas on how teachers can use online strategies as one way to look and learn beyond our all-too-often isolated classrooms. Larry Ferlazzo, Award-Winning Teacher, Blogger, and Author Helping Students Motivate Themselves
Chapter 2: Digitally Enhanced Leadership
Digitally Enhanced Leadership
What is a digitally enhanced leader? It sort of sounds like a half human, half robot, doesn’t it? Not quite. Digitally enhanced leaders equip themselves with knowledge of digital tools that are appropriate for various tasks. These tasks tend to fall under umbrellas such as these:
Does a leader’s use of technology have to be constant? Of course not—just as technology does not need to be constantly infused into classroom learning. The use of technology should [Page 13]be appropriate for the work at hand. It should be purposeful. Just as it is in classrooms, the focus should remain on learning first; administrators and teacher leaders should keep this focus when looking to redefine an existing ...