Category Archives: Connected Educator Month

Becoming a Connected Educator Might Require a Change in Mindset

I am currently reading Mindset – The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. The author believes that we each have a particular mindset, fixed or growth that creates our whole mental world. Fixed Mindset Ability is static Reach early … Continue reading

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My Six Word Story

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Is Lurking Such a Bad Thing?

I am curious to know who coined the term “lurking” for someone who reads the messages on internet chat rooms or blogs and never contributes and why they chose to give it such a negative connotation? Lurking, as it has … Continue reading

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The Pregame is Done, Now What Did I Learn?

A couple of weeks ago, I signed up for a Do-It-Yourself Web 2.0 Online eCourse through Powerful Learning Practice and after posting my last reflection today earned my first PLPeep badge that I added to the sidebar of my blog. … Continue reading

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Play #10 – To Tweet Or Not To Tweet, That Is The Question?

 Play #10 – How do you decide who to follow on Twitter? Confession: I had my Twitter account for well over 10 months before I had the courage to send my first tweet.  Why the hesitation? I really struggled with … Continue reading

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Play #9 – Network vs Community – What’s the Difference?

Play #9 –  Do you know the difference between networks and community? Are you currently a member of any online communities?  Until a week ago, I had no idea what a Ning was and was not involved in any professional learning … Continue reading

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Play #8 – Delicious or Diigo – Which Social Bookmarking Site Do You Use?

Play #8 – Do you know what tags are? Can you get to your favorite bookmarked websites stored on your home computer when you are at school? I use iGoogle as my home page and have always like the way I … Continue reading

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Play #7 – Lights, Camera, Action

Play #7 – Learning about online video sharing. I tried making videos 18 years ago when oldest daughter was born, but they were so boring my brother-in-law, who later went on to have a career as a film producer, said … Continue reading

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Play #6 – Using a Wiki in the Classroom

Play #6 – How might you use a wiki in your classroom? As a student teacher I have not had an opportunity to use wikis in my practice; however, I was thinking of a situation where a wiki would have … Continue reading

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Play #5 – How Did I Manage to Get 150 Blogs in My RSS Feeder?

Play #5 – Do you know what RSS stands for? Have you heard of it? If so, do you use it? How? I set up my RSS Feeder on Google Reader last summer and have been slowly collecting blogs that … Continue reading

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