4 Reasons Why Educators Should Engage in Social Media

There are so many reasons why I believe that it is imperative that educators and leaders in education be involved in social media, in one form or another. It really has been some of the best learning (if not the best) I have done in my almost 20-year education career!   There are many educatorsContinue reading “4 Reasons Why Educators Should Engage in Social Media”

Slightly Overwhelmed

  With September over the craziness is supposed to subside. Correct? Not so much around here. I am involved in an online project with George Couros (@gcouros) called School Administrator Virtual Mentorship Program (#SAVMP).  When we signed up for this program, we agreed that we would reflect and blog about these reflections. I have notContinue reading “Slightly Overwhelmed”

Supporting Social Media

I’ve been playing with a new-to-me web-based app called Piktochart.  It can be used to make infographics. Here is my first attempt. I thought I would use it instead of doing a “regular” blog post on a topic I was wanting to write about. So here it is.  Let me know what you think. ThanksContinue reading “Supporting Social Media”

It’s Not Just Chance

I am, once again, amazed by the impact of being a connected educator! Being connected provides many opportunities one would not think possible. Being connected allows you to form meaningful relationships with others in a way that others might find difficult to understand. Being connected levels the playing field – there is not a greatContinue reading “It’s Not Just Chance”

It’s All About Relationships

I have been back on Twitter for a year now (I was originally Twitter in April, 2009, but didn’t really see the point of it, so I left it behind for a few years). It has been truly an amazing year of professional development and relationship-building. During this time, I have learned a great dealContinue reading “It’s All About Relationships”

Top 10 in 10: Celebrating my 1ooth Blog Post 6/10 – Top Tweeters

As I have already shared, there are many amazing educators whom I have learned a great deal with and from during the past 8 months.  I have mentioned some influential-to-me bloggers here and here. I would like to continue by including some influential-to-me people I follow on Twitter. In an effort to acknowledge more people,Continue reading “Top 10 in 10: Celebrating my 1ooth Blog Post 6/10 – Top Tweeters”

Transformation with @gcouros

This past Tuesday, March 6, the administrators in our district had our second “Digital Discovery” session.  During each session, we learn about different 21st Century Learning tools/strategies or ideas.  This session was all about Social Media.  There were over 180 administrators who came to our event, excited to be together, but a bit apprehensive aboutContinue reading “Transformation with @gcouros”

Twitter for Newbies

Having been on Twitter for almost 7 months now, I am still amazed at the professional development I experience on a daily basis from people on Twitter.  Some days, I only spend 10 minutes on Twitter in the morning, but even in that time, I still learn a great deal!  There are always gems thatContinue reading “Twitter for Newbies”