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The Connected/Informed Educator


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A quick guide to create professional connections for all level of technology competence.

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The Connected/Informed Educator

  1. 1. Making ConnectionsBeing a we!-informed & we!-connected Educator by Desiree Caskey
  2. 2. Being a Well-Informed Educator visit for full text Collecting Information Learn From Others Blogs of Interest One of the easiest and best ways to stay informed and toLearn to save your bookmarks online so that you can access make connections is to read blogs that cover topics that youthem from any Internet-connected computer. Many social There are great sites out there that house tutorials on the are interested in...there are millions of are somebookmarking tools allow you to share with colleagues and to different digital tools. Spend a little time learning about a tool if that I read. (well, one that I author too) Many blogs allow youshare through social tools such as Facebook, Google + or you get intimidated easily. to subscribe to posts, so that you can have the informationTwitter. come to you!Social Bookmarking Readers: (fee-based) For web designers:Home Pages: www.w3schools.comiGooglePageFlakes coolcatteacher.blogspot.comNetvibes Don’t Forget Podcasts Don’t Forget EverNote
  3. 3. Becoming a Connected Educator visit for full text Level I Level II Level III Being a connected educator isn’t just about joining online communities, but also knowing where to go to stay informed, to get questions answered, and to collaborate globally, if you want. If you want to spend more effort making connections and even Manage multiple email addresses, have information you wantNew to collaborating and connecting with others online? You to share, and want to stay up on the latest technology contributing to conversations, you might want to check outdon’t want to get overwhelmed so you might want to start out conversations? You might want to join and participate in these these sites. Although there is ample opportunity to makewith one or two sites. If there is a site that is local or regional, sites. If you want to belong to multiple groups, be sure to set connections, don’t create too many accounts until you arethat might give you the most confidence to join and participate up notifications so that you don’t have to visit the site to get ready. updates. IDEAL: IDEAL: bpstilt.ning.comIDEAL: We Are Teachers: ISTE Community: Post on Twitter: Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.comFree Technology 4 Edutopia: CILC: www.cilc.orgDigital Learning Google Groups: Educator’s PLN: & Tech 4 Learning: Linked In: