Professional Learning Networks

+++++As part of Lamar University’s Digital Leading and Learning Masters program, students are required to create an “ePortfolio”- the actual site you are currently viewing. As part of the creation of the ePortfolio, we were encouraged to write our first blog post about the Learning Networks we have joined. In addition to reading the blog post, please check back here regularly to see the organizations and networks that I am using to further my learning.



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Cue is a professional development and conference group that aims to promote and inspire by showcasing innovative technology resources and leaders in education. They are based out of California. I found them on Twitter through another one of my follows. If you check out the hashtag #CUE18, you will see some of the incredible presentation topics at their latest conference. Although I’ve primarily been a consumer thus far, I have been able to connect and interact with some of the past presenters and discuss some of the innovative ideas that were presented at other conferences.

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This ed tech company is a must follow! They produce thirty minute interview with people who are making an impact in education. They also produce a quarterly magazine called “Spotlight”. You can find an episode guide on their website. It is great for listening to how other people are using innovative technology in education, and it is very inspirational. I often retweet or share the episodes with other staff members at my school.

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TeachThought is a website that I frequently use to get new ideas or when I’m looking for a new approach to a topic. They compile lists of everything that teachers might need or want to know about. When I first joined Twitter, I was looking for a list of educational hashtags that I could follow. They have a great article on Twitter for Education, found here. My friends and I often retweet their articles, and I’ve been able to share a few with my principal as well.