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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

Student Personal Learning Networks
Student Personal Learning Networks
Lisa Nielsen

Educators are creating their own sources for learning via personal learning networks (PLNs). These are the connections individual learners make on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Google Communities, Instagram, blogs, and more to suit their specific learning needs.

PLNs provide a great means for any educator to join global communities around an area of interest. They provide access to the insight and ideas of other practitioners, leaders, and experts in a way that just wasn’t possible before this explosion of interactivity.

PLNs have become popular with educators, because they provide professional learning opportunities and support in a selected area of interest anytime, anywhere. They have become an important method lead learners use to find what ...

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