Why Not Use Social Networks? by Joel Josephson

by Guest Author, Joel Josephson Why Not Use Social Networks? Educators that are not using Facebook often use the arguments that they are concerned for their: Privacy Time Although there are other arguments used I will try to answer these two in this article. Privacy At the root of Social networks is the personalisation of […]

Goal 1: Be a Beam #30Goals

Goal 1 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 Goal Short-term– Offer a student or other educator you see struggling support. It could be a colleague who is stressed or a student struggling with another subject. Who in your life needs your support? Long-term– In what ways can we help students learn to support each other […]

Passion: PASS It ON

* The title of this post, Pass it On, comes from one of the We Connect submissions by a student named Hannah Hardy.* My experience with passion has shown me that passion is often consuming as in your thoughts running wild with ideas keeping you up in the wee hours. It’s lying in bed with […]

Thank You My Awesome Educator Community!

Thank you so much for being such a supportive Personal Learning Network (PLN)! Your kindness, support, collaboration, and participation have kept me inspired and motivated. In the education field it is especially easy to get stressed and feel you’re fighting a war alone with no appreciation from your government, parents, students, and/or administrators. Thank you […]

Connect To The World Through Twitter (Presentation)

Recently, I gave a Keynote for educators new to developing a learning network through Twitter. Please share the following resources with those new to Twitter in order to encourage them to join our passionate educator community. This PRESTO presentation is an updated version of my previous one, How to Build A PLN Using Twitter. In […]

23 Resources about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)

Part of the Cool Sites series For the past year, I have researched the what, who, when, how, and why of Personal/Professional/Passionate Learning Networks (PLNs). We have seen the benefits of the people we choose to connect, collaborate, and problem solve with through social media. The educators, subject matter experts (SMEs), authors, and mentors we […]

ISTEK and My One Year Twitter Birthday

On April 8th I celebrate my Twitter birthday! The recent ISTEK conference I attended in Istanbul, Turkey was an incredible way to celebrate this momentous, life-changing event. Just under a year ago I was a passionate English language teacher who had moved from the United States to Germany. Teaching language learners in their native country […]