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Are you attending ISTE12? Who else will be there?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancye Blair Jun 20, 2012. 34 Replies

ISTE 2012 is coming up in mid June. The newest, best thing about attending Education Conferences is the number of connected educators who attend. Attendees get to meet face to face with people they…Continue

Please leave comments and suggest APPS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Benjamin Levy Nov 8, 2013. 28 Replies

I am developing a page on The Educator's PLN to offer apps and tutorials to expose educators to applications they may have heard about, but have never used. I am trying to tie each of the apps to a…Continue

Share a Connected Experience.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oscar Marin Jan 6, 2014. 21 Replies

Many of us are true believers in being "Connected Educators". We believe in sharing and collaboration. We believe in the collective idea. Other educators need proof, or stories, and anecdotes in…Continue

What should the Education Software industry produce in terms of innovations to meet your needs as a teacher?

Started Mar 20, 2012 0 Replies

The 3/20/12 #Edchat question was posed by the SIIA, Software Information Industry Association. They are attempting to seek educator's opinions in order to innovate and improve products for education.…Continue

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Old School Doesn't Work

If a doctor, who is faced with a patient exhibiting multiple symptoms of an unknown disease, were to address each of the symptoms rather than addressing the disease itself, he/she might find the outcome for that patient to be disastrous in the long run. The patient might have had the symptoms lessened, but the disease would eventually win out with a poor outcome for the patient.Our education system is extremely complicated. There are many parts to that system, many of which have undergone…See More
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Old School Doesn't Work

If a doctor, who is faced with a patient exhibiting multiple symptoms of an unknown disease, were to address each of the symptoms rather than addressing the disease itself, he/she might find the outcome for that patient to be disastrous in the long run. The patient might have had the symptoms lessened, but the disease would eventually win out with a poor outcome for the patient.Our education system is extremely complicated. There are many parts to that system, many of which have undergone…See More
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Don't Give Homework! with Alfie Kohn

"It was interesting to hear that there is actually no research that shows any benefit to giving homework to students in elementary/middle school. Why do educators continue with this practice despite the fact that it actually makes students less…"
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Can Serendipity be Designed? | Jamie Littlefield | TEDxSaltLakeCity

Serendipitous design happens when we intentionally create the environment for happy accidents in our yards, neighborhoods, and cities. Instructional designer...
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Can Serendipity be Designed? | Jamie Littlefield | TEDxSaltLakeCity

Serendipitous design happens when we intentionally create the environment for happy accidents in our yards, neighborhoods, and cities. Instructional designer...
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Learning Styles Don't Exist

Professor Daniel Willingham describes research showing that learning styles are a myth
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What Does Engagement Mean in the Classroom?

A video that discusses the definition of engagement based on Bloom's Taxonomy and how to identify the weak spots within classroom instruction.
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What Does Engagement Mean in the Classroom?

A video that discusses the definition of engagement based on Bloom's Taxonomy and how to identify the weak spots within classroom instruction.
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Start with why -- how great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek | TEDxPugetSound

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB TEDx Puget Sound speaker - Simon Sinek - Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Ac...
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Start with why -- how great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek | TEDxPugetSound

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB TEDx Puget Sound speaker - Simon Sinek - Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Ac...
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At 11:04pm on March 18, 2013, Rushton Hurley said…

Good to be connected! I look forward to my life slowing down enough to take a good look around this Ning. Thanks for making it happen!

At 7:43pm on February 11, 2013, Martin Bullock said…

Hi Tom -- no worries about the spammer -- he didn't bother me at all. I just figured you'd like to know. Keep up the good fight! See you tomorrow on #edchat!

At 11:47pm on June 17, 2012, andrew aker said…

Thomas, thanks for featuring our China teaching group!  Hopefully we will get more members!   We've been busy but we've got some China story blog postings planned for EduPLN!  

At 2:07am on June 4, 2011, chen jin said…
thank u for ur reply! i had finished my essay about ur website. maybe oneday it will be published. if so i will send it to u!
At 9:40pm on March 21, 2011, Heidi Chaves said…
Hi Tom, Did you know that the edupln ning was shown by Karen Cator when she presented on the National Education Technology Plan at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning?
At 6:05am on February 24, 2011, chen jin said…

i'm sorry to bother u but i need u do me a favor. we all know that u created this website so can u tell me some information about it? for example , when was it created? why did u created it? thank u so much!

                                                                                         

At 1:56pm on September 3, 2010, Margaret Moss said…
Thanks so much, Tom, for your assistance yesterday. As you see, I followed your advice. I signed up for a twitter account too. Probably won't do much with that yet, but it's a start!

See you next week. Have a nice weekend.
At 7:27pm on August 7, 2010, Daniel Beylerian said…
Good Evening Tom:

I want to thank you for the prompt attention you paid to my request for membership. You facilitated the registration process and were very supportive through the NING password technical difficulty. I anticipate a great experience here in the EDU PLN.

Cheers

Daniel
At 8:42pm on July 27, 2010, Sarah Brown Wessling said…
Hi Tom,
Thank you for welcoming me with open arms into this amazing community of educators and thinkers! I'm really looking forward to learning with you and others.

Best,
Sarah
At 2:57am on July 3, 2010, gaoyifei said…
Hello, i am now probing the field of PLN. And i am so interested in it. But i know not so much about it. Can you give me some advices on this topic? Thanks!

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Technology Beyond the Tools

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Old School Doesn't Work

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

PD CLASS 1950s If a doctor, who is faced with a patient exhibiting multiple symptoms of an unknown disease, were to address each of the symptoms rather than addressing the disease itself, he/she might find the outcome for that patient to be disastrous in the long run. The patient might have had the symptoms lessened, but the disease would eventually win out with a poor outcome for the patient.

Our education system is…

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Parent/Educator EDU

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I have long been a guest blogger for Edutopia, which has been both a challenge and an honor. I have always found it challenging to be provocative in promoting change in education in a blog post, while remaining positive in tone. That overriding positive tone however is one constant in Edutopia posts that engenders loyalty, trust and a reliance from about a million followers who want to know more about education. To have my work read and appreciated by that vast audience is…

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Are Tech & Learning Compatible?

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 11:00am 1 Comment

I recently read yet another article that questioned the effect of using technology in education. I believe it stated that there are 3.6 million educators using edtech as the basis for the post. The post itself was well done, but throughout my reading I was troubled by what defined an edtech-using educator. How is it determined that an educator is truly an edtech user?

I have been in meetings where educators had to fill out questionnaires…

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Best Developing Games for Early Education

It is possible and necessary to develop the baby from the very first days of life. The simplest games with objects that are found in every house will help the crumb to get the first knowledge of the new world that surrounds it.DO AS I DOThe mother's face is the most interesting object for observation, at least during the first two months of the child's life. Take the…See More
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How to choose profession?

At some point or another, each individual needs to pick or change profession. In youth it is anything but easy to be mixed up, and the committed error can be uneasy to remedy. Above all else, it merits figuring out what put in life you dole out proficient action right now and how this circumstance can change throughout the years. In current conditions there isn’t just an enormous selection of claims to fame.The basics of choosing profession are laid back at school, when the exercises uncover…See More
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How employment is related to your coursework examples

When fresh out of college, chances are you have little to no work experience, which means your resume may look incomplete to some extent. To make it worse, questions like "what is your past work experience?" seems to be a common pertinent step in all job interviews. Although you may have…See More
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Personalized learning network and social media

Hi All, My name is Shanshan Ma, I'm currently a doctoral student at University of North Texas. Nice to meet you all. This platform looks great, many future events could be found. Thanks for sharing. But a questions crossed my mind, how would you see the impact of social media such as Facebook, Twitter on those personal learning networks? Would you believe that members would actively participant in some discussions on social media other than the discussions here??See More
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