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 8: Digital Learning Tools
Digital Learning Tools
We live in and teach in a truly remarkable time. In the last 20 years, technological advances have made it possible to bring all the information in the world to our fingertips in ways we only dreamed about a short time ago. I am sure I am not alone in saying that I remember waiting to go to the library to research information in order to quench my thirst for knowledge or complete some mandatory assignment. Today, whether you are a classroom educator or an administrator, you need only ask Google, Siri, Cortana, and so on, and the answer comes right to you in an instant.
For educators, the easy access to all the world’s ...