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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

Authentic Learning
Authentic Learning
Steven Anderson

In the last several years, a major shift in instruction began to happen. Instead of students having access to handheld technology (tablet, laptop, etc.) only part of the school day, more and more students began to have access whenever they needed it. Either 1:1 or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or some combination of the two has given students the opportunity to discover learning or create new information in a variety of ways.

As many teachers, schools, and districts will tell you, the integration of digital devices at the point of learning, and this shift in instruction, are both a blessing and a challenge. On the one hand, students now have the ability to create in ways ...

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