#4: .Get a linked in account
When you're job hunting or looking for an easy way to showcase your stuff, Linked In can be an invaluable tool to make that happen. Most educators don't have their own website or online portfolio. Linked In is an easy way to have an online presence without the fuss of up keeping a website. Linked In is also in the PLN toolbox for making connections online. Look for groups, others with your interests or job search on Linked In. Message people who you'd like to network with.
#5: Create a youtube channel with videos
Daunted by how to create videos? The easiest way to create non-professional but still good-looking videos is to take video with your iPad and upload your video onto YouTube. If you are looking to have a real presence, create a channel. Channels are different from a personal YouTube page. Instructions are on YouTube. Channels are FREE (the best 4 letter educator word) and you can easily upload your video onto YouTube and edit them with the YouTube editor. Make sure to monetize your videos - if they're good you can end up making some extra cash.
6. Blog on academic websites:
Blogging and writing for current websites such as Edmodo can create a presence for you on the internet. Educational blogs offer a great outlet for your writing, however, keep in mind that the content you put on their blog is owned by them, not you. The benefit is more people get to notice your writing on their blog as it gets more traffic. Checking out ed blogs is a great way to see what the newest trends are in education.
Leaders do not see technology as a choice, rather as a tool. Showing our children and our peers how to use our technology to be creative, not just participative will shift the paradigm of our thinking about technology.
Students are in the "nearly now" with the ability to communicate immediately with other friends using their devices. Connecting students to opportunity through their devices can shift to global connections which will give them more diverse information.
Teachers have a significant role to change the paradigm of our children's engagement with technology. As teachers, we need to utilize the student device instead of push it aside and see their technology as a hindrance. Rather, look at their device as an opportunity to
How to use a classroom blog:
Students can blog at any time on my weebly website. Student blogposts are not assigned as a grade, they are assigned as a participation reward. Students may blog for Dojo points, which they receive a prize at the end of our grading period. Students have two weeks to post a comment on the most current blog. Replies are not rewarded with points, however, I do highlight students who are actively participating during classtime.
Rules and guidelines for posting blogs in our class website: