Overall, I have really enjoyed this course. While I am no longer in the classroom, I learned many strategies for remaining apprised of new trends or ideas in the field. Personally, I found the Twitter activities to be most valuable. When I was in the classroom, I was a fairly active user, but I began… Continue reading Final Reflections
Like it or not, social media is seemingly ever-present in today’s society. While some advocate for keeping social media outside of the schools, others recognize the power social media offers for connecting students with experiences beyond the four walls of the classroom. That being said, integrating social media should be an incredibly thoughtful process for… Continue reading Social Media Policies
Critics argue that social media does not hold a place in the classroom and advocate for more of a “walled garden” approach to school network management, while others recognize the power of social media to truly expand a student’s experience beyond the four walls of the classroom. Personally, I have always felt that it is… Continue reading Social Media in the Classroom
Over the past few weeks, I have had an opportunity to participate in several fantastic professional learning opportunities. These professional learning opportunities were all found for free online. Twitter chats and live webinars provide teachers with an opportunity to learn new content and engage with one another synchronously. I liked that I could find so… Continue reading Just-In-Time PD
For this assignment, we were asked to create a visual diagram of our Professional Learning Environment (PLE). A PLE can be defined as “a personal learning center, where content is reused and remixed according to the student’s own needs and interests. It becomes, indeed, not a single application, but a collection of interoperating applications—an environment… Continue reading My PLE Diagram
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been discussing the idea of curation. Curation is more than simply aggregating a collection of resources online. Curation also includes creating a narrative or theme, adding context, and sharing those resources. To this end, the members of my PLN and I created a Content Curation Checklist to… Continue reading Curated Topic Project Reflections
This presentation includes ten research-based tips for managing your digital footprint. Enjoy!