The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning
Deals with professional growth and social media savvy. This resource shows you how easy it is build a thriving professional network using social media. It helps teachers learn to: find and choose the best social media tools, products, and communities; and start and grow a collabo... read full description below.
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||Teaching - Computer network resources, Teachers - Professional relationships, Career development - Computer network resources
||Education & Teaching
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Professional growth and social media savvy at your fingertips! This information-packed resource from digital experts Anderson and Whitby makes it easy to build a thriving professional network using social media. Easy-to-implement ideas, essential tools, and real-life vignettes help teachers learn to: Find and choose the best social media tools, products, and communities Start and grow a collaborative, high-quality PLN using Twitter, blogging, LinkedIn, and more Use social media to enhance 21st Century education Includes invaluable resources and an in-depth analysis of the social media landscape. Collaboration has never been easier with this must-have guide!
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||In the 21st century, the smartest person in the room, is the room. It is incumbent upon all educators to connect online with other educators who can reignite their passion for teaching, and share learning and experiences. Tom Whitby and Steve Anderson generously share their wisdom and the rules of the road for those who want to accelerate the development of a personal learning network. Their book is a worthwhile investment that will repay itself many times over. --Angela Maiers, Founder and President
Tom Whitby has presented at many national, statewide, and local education conferences as well as Edcamps. He has contributed to the WISE Conference in Doha, Qatar, an International Education Conference, for the last two years. He served as a social media consultant for SmartBrief and a contributing Editor for SmartBlog on Education for SmartBrief. Tom is a retired Adjunct Professor of Education at St Joseph's College in New York, having taught for 6 years. He came to that position after 34 years as a secondary English teacher in the Public School system. He was also a leader in the New York State United Teacher Locals for 30 years. He has founded a number of Educational Groups on Linkedin including Technology Using Professors Group. He has been recognized with an Edublog Award for the most Influential Educational Twitter Series, Edchat, which he founded. Additionally, Tom hosts The Edchat Radio Show for the BAM Network, which is available as free podcasts from K-12 education at the Apple iStore. He blogs at My Island View and has contributed articles to several education journals and has been a guest blogger with contributions to The Royal Treatment and Teacher's Reboot Camp. He created the Ning site, The Educator's PLN: http://edupln.ning.com/. Follow him on Twitter @tomwhitby. Steven W. Anderson is a learner, blogger, speaker, educational evangelist, and Dad. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology, he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning. He regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of Social Media in the classroom and how they can better serve students through technology. Steven has been a presenter at several educational technology conferences, including ISTE, ASCD, FETC, VSTE, and numerous state and local conferences. He is also responsible in helping create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that boasts over 500 weekly participants. Steven has been recognized with the the 2009 and 2011 Edublogs, Twitterer of The Year Award, a Microsoft Heros of Education Award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award - recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy - for his work with #edchat.