#STAOchat  for  Dec 16th 

stao chat


Chat Questions:

  1. What does technology-enabled learning look like in your classroom?
  2. How has your students’ learning improved as a result of using technology-enabled learning in the classroom?
  3. What challenges and/or concerns do you have when using technology-enabled learning in the classroom and how do you overcome these?
  4. How can STAO support you in using technology-enabled learning in the
  5. If you were to give one piece of advice to someone just starting with
    technology-enabled learning in the classroom, what would it be?

    The chat will be co-moderated by #ONedchat.

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cool tabletAre you new to using Twitter as part of your Professional Learning Network?

These blogs will help ease you into the experience.

(1)  This is version 4 of Brandon Grasley’s excellent blog series.  “How I Use Twitter Professionally”

(2) Join an education chat.  Click here for the link to the official education chat list.  

(3) Get started with this list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD.  “DIY PD: Resource Roundup”

(4) Simple tips on how to grow your PLN and improve the quality of your interactions with other educators to advance your craft.  “20 Tips for Creating a PLN”  



STAO’s Twitter Professional Learning Network (PLN)

With the gcool tabletrowth in technology and social media, teachers have realized that they can connect with other professionals beyond the walls of their own school through Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram and can curate (and find) resources on Pinterest.

Edublogs has a great definition of PLNs.  Click here…

The Personal:

Having a PLN is about making connections and building personal relationships with teachers, school administrators, university professors, and experts around the world. No matter where you are in the world, there’s always someone online available to answer questions, share their expertise, and simply chat about what’s happening in their lives and classrooms.

The Learning:

Having a PLN is about sharing ideas and resources, collaboration, and learning. We may share our learning, ideas and expertise in different ways; using different media and tools, but the essence is the same: the PLN is simply the best professional development you will ever participate in – and it’s available 24/7.

The Network:

The defining feature of the PLN is that it is a global learning network, enabling people to tap into and share diverse, global perspectives on teaching strategies, educational issues, and technologies. If takes time and effort to build these connections, but it’s well worth the effort.”

Click here for more details: