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The Educator's Guide to Creating Connections
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The Educator's Guide to Creating Connections

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August 2015 | 88 pages | Corwin

Blogging, social media, and PLN’s made easy!

Collectively, we’re all smarter than we are individually.  In this expert guide, EdTech leaders help you harness the power of connected collaboration using the Internet and social media. You’ll easily leverage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond for profound professional growth.  Use real-world tips and tools to:

  • Master and adapt to 21st Century teaching methodologies
  • Build ongoing technology literacy for you and your students
  • Connect and collaborate with education leaders across the globe

Get connected. Get engaged. Use this inspiring, step-by-step manual to expand your personal and professional network today!

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.

Check out the Connected Educator Series matrix to find out which book is right for you.   

 "The successful educator is a connected educator. Quite simply, this book is a manual to stay relevant and energized in a rapidly changing profession. I highly recommend this as the definitive guidebook on building connections for the modern educator."
Vicki Davis, Author "Reinventing Writing"

Tom Whitby has brought together a who's who list any educator would want to be connected with and learn from!  His latest book shares great ideas on how teachers can use online strategies as one way to look and learn beyond our all-too-often isolated classrooms.
Larry Ferlazzo, Award-Winning Teacher, Blogger, and Author
Helping Students Motivate Themselves


Tom Whitby
Personalized Learning
Kyle Pace
Digitally Enhanced Leadership
Kristen Swanson
Empowered Professional Learning
Steven W. Anderson
Authentic Learning
George Couros
Blogging
Shannon Miller
Giving Our Students A Voice Through Global Connections
Lisa Nielsen
Student Personal Learning Networks
Adam Bellow
Digital Learning Tools
Pam Moran
Putting the Horse Before the Cart: Contemporary Learning and Practice as Policy Drivers

"The successful educator is a connected educator. Quite simply, this book is a manual to stay relevant and energized in a rapidly changing profession. I highly recommend the Educator’s Guide to Connections as the definitive guidebook on building connections for the modern educator."

Vicki Davis, Author "Reinventing Writing"

"Tom Whitby, who is just about THE most connected educator out there, has brought together a who's who list any educator would want to be connected with and learn from!  His latest book shares great ideas on how teachers can use online strategies as one way to look and learn beyond our all-too-often isolated classrooms."

Larry Ferlazzo, Award-Winning Teacher, Blogger, and Author
Helping Students Motivate Themselves

"Change is accelerating exponentially.  What this means for educators is that to be effective, it’s critical they be able to make connections for learning, both for themselves and for their students. “The Educator’s Guide to Creating Connections” assembles perspectives from today’s top thought leaders and change agents. Tom and his contributors “drill down” and give specific rational, strategies, and techniques for leveraging technology to connect learners. Their beliefs of giving students voice, empowers kids and enhances learning.  Through connections, creativity, and imagination, educators and learners are no longer isolated in siloed classrooms. The Educator’s Guide to Creating Connections” is a valuable read for shaping thinking and taking action."

John Carver
@johnccarver

"As of now there are about 20 books in the Corwin Connected Educator Series, a seemingly ever-growing set of titles masterminded by Peter DeWitt and Corwin Press. Each book is short enough to be read in one sitting, which makes the collection ideal for book studies and professional development, both during the summer and throughout the school year. Also, each paperback is authored by one or two educators who speak (and blog, tweet, etc.) with a credible voice in the world of connected education. Some of the topics include:
  • Flipped leadership
  • Tools for connecting educators, parents, and communities
  • Blogging for educators
  • Best practices for establishing a makerspace
  • Tools to connect and empower teachers

Finally, all of the authors are active on social media, and they regularly present at local conferences, which helps in bringing to life the contents of these books."

Ross Cooper, Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12
Salisbury Township School District, Edutopia
Key features
  • Learn how Connected Education impacts every aspect of education from policy to professional learning to student voice
  • Gain insights from some of the most impactful Connected Educators
  • Provides the perfect starting point for someone not sure how to get connected
  • Introduces readers to some of the themes of connected education: Personalized Learning, Authentic Learning, Digital Leadership, Student Voice

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