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Educator's Guide to Creating Connections

by Thomas D Whitby Corwin Press
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Blogging, social media, and PLN’s made easy!

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Educators today must prepare students for a world that doesn't exist yet. Creating connections enables educators to adapt in order to stay relevant. This book is every educator's guide to becoming connected through social media, blogging, personal learning networks, and even new policy.

Thought leaders in Connected Education help you use real-world tips and tools to: master and adapt to 21st Century teaching methodologies; build ongoing technology literacy skills; and begin your connected journey.

Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning.

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

"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)
Tom Whitby has presented at many national, statewide, and local education conferences as well as Edcamps. He has contributed to the WISE Conference in Doha, Qatar, an International Education Conference, for the last two years. He served as a social media consultant for SmartBrief and a contributing Editor for SmartBlog on Education for SmartBrief. Tom is a retired Adjunct Professor of Education at St Josephas College in New York, having taught for 6 years. He came to that position after 34 years as a secondary English teacher in the Public School system. He was also a leader in the New York State United Teacher Locals for 30 years. He has founded a number of Educational Groups on Linkedin including Technology Using Professors Group.He has been recognized with an Edublog Award for the most Influential Educational Twitter Series, Edchat, which he founded. Additionally, Tom hosts The Edchat Radio Show for the BAM Network, which is available as free podcasts from K-12 education at the Apple iStore. He blogs at My Island View and has contributed articles to several education journls and has been a guest blogger with contributions to The Royal Treatment and Teacheras Reboot Camp. He created the Ning site, The Educatoras PLN: him on Twitter @tomwhitby.