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Personal Learning Network

Great educators never stop learning. Discover and share new ways to collaborate, network, grow, and vent with fellow educators in person and online.

Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

Terry Heick looks at what reflection is, how it works as both a private and shared activity, and why teachers need it in their toolkit.

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Social Media Marketing Manager, shares ten tips to become a connected educator -- including making the time to connect, following educators you respect, and being open to making mistakes.

The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.

Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

Instead of focusing solely on social media, connected educators should stay tuned into their classrooms, meet other educators face to face, and model real-world engagement.

Resources From Connected Educator Month 2014

Explore Edutopia's guide to websites, events, tools, and other resources from Connected Educator Month.

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Taking Charge: 5 Key Strategies for DIY PD

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9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD

Engineer PD activities on your own terms, whether it's inside your own school building, among far-flung teacher friends, or out in the teacher-friendly Twitterverse.

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Taking Charge: 5 Key Strategies for DIY PD

Educators create their own professional development opportunities with the many resources available via social media, bringing their admins on board with this new model.

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Just Ask: Strategies for Building Community Partnerships

Whether through questionnaires to parents or networking through colleagues, you can build a resource pool from the wide range of expertise within your community.

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Moving Beyond the Textbook

Welcome to the days of OER, PLCs, and student-supported tech as education transitions from static textbooks to connect students' learning with the world around them.

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Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

Terry Heick looks at what reflection is, how it works as both a private and shared activity, and why teachers need it in their toolkit.

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PBL Project Planning: Matching Projects to Standards

Two adventurous fifth grade teachers explore their new PBL pilot program as they learn what it means to align student projects with learning standards.

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What Edtech Can You Trust?

Education needs reliable standards for validating edtech product claims. Judy Willis suggests Consumer Reports, Edutopia, Graphite, the British Education Index, and What Works Clearinghouse.

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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

Guest blogger Josh Work, middle school teacher and Marine Corps reservist, talks about teachers who struggle with technology and offers five professional development tips that can bring staff up to speed for school-wide technology integration initiatives.

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20 Tidbits for New Teachers

From wikis to blogs to social media in the classroom, blogger and educator Lisa Dabbs shares twenty great ideas for new teachers.

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A Teacher's Guide to Generation X Parents

How to work with well-meaning but demanding moms and dads.

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Social Media in Education: Resource Roundup

This collection of blogs, articles, and videos from Edutopia aims to help teachers deploy social media tools in the classroom to engage students in 21st-century learning.

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An Open Letter to Principals: Five Leadership Strategies for the New Year

Eric Sheninger shares his ideas on leadership during challenging times.

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The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District

Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, kicks off a two-month blog series on how education leaders can build critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity into their educational system.

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5 Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout

Blogger Andrew Miller recalls five critical lessons about staying fresh and focused from early in his own teaching career.

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