In terms of making connections, it is natural to start in a comfortable place, perhaps by following people in your own organization and/or noting people with similar interests or professional focus. Over time, you will be strategic about developing your network with some consideration to ‘access’as noted in ourday 2 post – “access to people, their time and expertise, questions, answers, viewpoints, resources, and new ideas”.
Enjoy an opportunity to explore new connections through the day 6 activity.
Twitter is a Public Library of information, available whenever and wherever you are connected, and updating every second. You need to learn how to navigate this library of information, and more importantly, your students need to access it.
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Never before has there been such an abundance of information to contribute to our learning. At the same time, there is no doubt that our collective plates are brimming over with things to do. As a positive, we challenge ourselves to think differently and explore ways to learn on the go.
I thought I would share a couple of ideas that have improved my mobile learning. Part of my practice is to capture information using Notability on my iPad. This is a powerful app that allows me to write, record, and insert images in documents that I can refer to at any point in time. One of the things I like to do is re-listen to my recordings in the car. You can apply this idea to other mediums too, such as alivescribe pen.
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Learning online can start out as a one-way experience, but over the next 27 days, we will teach you how to be participatory in the online learning culture, so that it will be a much richer professional experience for you.
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Yesterday had the perfect start – a deep dive conversation with Donna Fry about the why — why connect through social media that is.
Something stayed with me after our conversation – the word “access”. Building connections gives you access – access to people, their time and expertise, questions, answers, viewpoints, resources, and new ideas. This is all part of exploring, learning and pushing your thinking. Leveraging your connections leads to new learning, new perspectives and change of practice.
Educators are busy people. 30 Days to Get Connected is a 10 minutes per day program to help you learn to connect with other educators and self-direct your professional learning. Working through this with others helps you to stay motivated to dedicate a bit of time each day to your own learning.
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