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How connected are you as an educator?

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What does your daily connected life look like?
  • Who do you communicate with? Collaborate with? Co-create with?
  • Are they 'local' or 'global'?
What does it mean to be a connected learner?

What are 'pull' technologies?

What are 'pull' technologies?
What are some healthy habits of being a lifelong learner with strategies that 'pull' information to you?
What is a PLN or PLC? How do you develop yours?


'Good teacherpreneurs aren't renegades; they are connectors'
What is a teacherpreneur?
How do you connect your school and colleagues?

What does a connected curriculum look like?

How do you create a connection strategy for your students? Consider these 4 parts:Screen Shot 2013-02-15 at 5.32.44 PM.png
  • Information - where does it comes from? How is it vetted?
  • Location - we need local and global connections to produce well-educated students
  • Generation - how can learners connect across generations?
  • Communication - it is important to include both technological and non-technological pathways of communication

What is the theory of 'connectivism'?

(George Siemens)
  • Networked and social learning
  • "Connectivism is a learning theory, in which knowledge exists outside of the learner, and the learner makes connections between information to build knowledge. The connections that learners make help them create their own learning network. Through this connected web, learners will be able to stay up-to-date with content as it changes. It is important for the learner to be able to identify credible resources."

Connection Challenges:

  • Set up RSS Reader
  • Set up blog
  • Consider social media tools to develop your PLN
  • Join online communities to develop your PLC