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The Connected educator

“What are connected learners? Learners who collaborate online; learners who use social
Media to connect with others around the globe; …” Kindle Location 248.

This is just one of many quotes I think are important in this book. There are many more that describe to me the effectiveness of having teachers from all over the world, with all sorts of views, ideas and experiences come together online to share help, encouragement and more to other teachers.

The people behind the “Powerful Learning Practice” website, @snbeach and @lanihall, give teachers the three things we like best – theory, real-life stories, and tasks to do all in one book!

Sheryl and Lani’s descriptions of their own, and other people’s, online experiences encourage you to find your own way through having-a-go to creating your own experience, personal learning networks and communities of practice, and their tasks at the end of each chapter invite you to areas of the web you may not have heard of, but are suddenly wanting to try.

Every teacher that is using social media and wants to learn more, or has thought about becoming involved online should read this book. It will keep you reading to the very last page and keep you experimenting and glued to your computer!

I know that it will be cited in my dissertation repeatedly when the time comes!

I will just leave you with this quote

“We’ve found that those educators who take part in online connections somehow find and value the time to think deeply about ideas and strategies, to unpack them, and to seriously consider how they inform practice in their classrooms and schools.” Kindle Location 949

With this in mind how could you say no!

ps. I hope the link works!


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