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Winter break is a great time to pause and reflect on how things have been going during the school year. The beginning of the new year also is a fantastic opportunity to set some goals. You may want to consider making changes that will consolidate your strengths and some that will reinforce your weaknesses. The following are some simple resolutions you might want to consider adopting in 2014.[…] Continue Reading »

In honor of Connected Educator Month, SmartBlog on Education showcased blog posts written by educators, for educators. Don’t miss these inspiring contributions from some of the top movers and shakers involved in the connected teaching and learning movement.

From connection to multi-scale collaboration during Connected Educator Month
This week marks the conclusion of the second annual Connected Educator Month, sponsored by the Office of Educational Technology of the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

This week marks the conclusion of the second annual Connected Educator Month, sponsored by the Office of Educational Technology of the U.S. Department of Education and produced by the American Institutes for Research. Over 300 organizations participated by offering free, online and blended professional learning opportunities for educators, twice the number that did so in 2012.[…] Continue Reading »

Last summer, I designated August 2012 as Connected Educator Month, to encourage and expand the opportunities for professional learning for teachers through online communities and networks.

Continuous learning and problem solving in online spaces is not only possible, but can also be integral to supporting teaching and school leadership. The month’s activities helped many educators become connected for the first time — and it deepened connections for those already learning and collaborating online.[…] Continue Reading »

Congratulations! You have created a Twitter account and followed some great people like @ShellTerrell and @Web20Classroom. You spent a few days lurking and favoriting great resources shared by your slowly growing PLN. Wow, you even participated in your first #edchat and responded to @MBTeach and even received a RT from @Cybraryman1. I’m sure you have this awesome feeling now that you have connected to other educators from around the globe, but the big questions is this: “Now what?”

I am all for being a connected educator.[…] Continue Reading »