The Connected Educator ConnectCollaborateContribute
Skype Visit withsome Connected Educators • Who are you? • Where do your live? • What is your position? • What is your top reason for being a connected educator?
What’s My Top Reason? You Can Only Grow as Large as your container
Why is becoming Connected so Important? We can’t give what we don’t own.
Who are you Creating? We create ourselves drop by drop with every… Intention Thought Action Reaction
Consider This Do those intentions, thoughts, actions and reactions tend to make you… Expand Or Contract?
Our Trends as Individuals and as an Organization are:The Direction of Our Creation Including vs. Division Valuing vs. Hierarchy Infinite vs. Zero Sum Empowering vs. Managing Expanding vs. Restricting Influencer vs. Criticizer We vs. Us and Them
Default Creation Often Driven by Apathy Busy/Preoccupation Anxiety/Worry Overwhelm Fear Resistance Anger You’re doing to end up somewhere no matter what!
Work and the Rest of Your life:can they really be separated? Becoming a living example of what you want to create for: 1. Yourself 2. Your students 3. Your family 4. Your friends 5. Your colleagues
Being Part of Something Bigger Connecting yourself to others
Isn’t this ‘just more on our plate’? Weeding out the closet criteria: Focus on Effectiveness, Quality, and Efficiency • Is it required? • Does it expand? • Does it add quality? • Is it the most efficient and effective way?
Embed it into what you’re already doing • By living it, it becomes part of what you do naturally • Authentic Learning for ourselves • Conscious choices about what we do and how we do it
What We Already Do, so Embed it! • Plan • Communicate • Create • Research • Investigate • Organize • Present • Display
To Become a Connected Educator, you must become a connected learner
New to this? Start at the Top • Connect • Collaborate • Contribute
Twitter A Large deep-sea fishing net that captures and pulls EVERYTHING to you.
Blogs, Facebook and Google+ Are oysters that contain both sand and pearls • Individual posts can be pearls
Edmodo, Wikispaces and Livebinders Where the Cool Kids go to Share and Trade
PLN (Personal Learning Network) Your galaxy…you choose your own stars and planets
Collaborative Organizations Are Matchmakers
Now What? • Start SMALL • Connect yourself before you can connect your learners. • Choose your top 3 things • Focus on those for10 minutes a day
Some Connection Choices Twitter Edmodo Wikispaces Livebinders Blogs Linkedin Let’s get into groups by tool preference and play!