"The smartest person in the room isn't the person at the front of the room. It's the room."-David Weisenberg

Next Networked Administrator presentation date: Tuesday, January 22, 1 PM EST

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Accompanying resource: Web Tools for Admin

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Sharing & Connected Learning



Communication & Collaboration

Authoring & Producing

Resource Collections

Sharing/Connected Learning

Connected Principals
Sharing: The Moral Imperative
The "How do you find the time?" Question
Social learning isn't what you think it is - Jane Hart
Turn on the share button - an easy way to get started!
What shapes your learning?
6 Steps to Sharing
Things you can do to begin developing your PLN
What is a PLN, anyway?
A Primer on Personal Learning Networks
Educator's PLN - a great Ning community to join to connect with others
Comparing 20th and 21st Century Educational Paradigms
Tools to become a tech-savvy educator
Social Media: Guidelines for School Administrators
Personal learning networks for educators, 10 tips
5 tools for global educators
Because a PLN is a gift...
5 ways being a connected principal benefits my students

Will Richardson discusses value of PLN:


An easy way to quickly find other educators willing to share resources and ideas.
Short, 140-character snippets of info with embedded links
Track streams of information using hashtags

Get started:
1. Create a Twitter account. Visit here: http://twitter.com/
2. Download Tweetdeck - this is an application that is a must for Twitter users! Helps organize your streams and makes tweeting a breeze! http://www.tweetdeck.com/

Watch the tutorial below if you need assistance!

A great hashtag to start following on Twitter is #cpchat - many posts about administrative topics!
Other hashtags: #edchat #elemchat #edadmin #leadershipchat

Ready to learn more about Twitter? Some posts that provide information about hashtags, learning how to gauge the relevance of a follower or person worth following...
Building a professional learning network on Twitter
5 Twitter Resources for School Administrators
Twitter Handbook for Teachers
Twitter for Singletons
Join the Flock!
The Power of Twitter
Twitter for Education wiki
Twitter for Teachers
Find people to follow! Twitter for Teachers!
Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers
Educators, Do You Tweet?

Twitter in Plain English:

Twitter 102:

Social Learning Resources from Jane Hart
Social Learning Doesn't Mean What You Think it Does!


Social Bookmarking
-21st Century Principal Experiments with Diigo
-Diigo in Education


Organizing the blogs you read:
Google Reader
-Bundles to add: Educational Leadership and Educational Blogs via George Couros

Lists of go-to blogs (and see Google Reader bundles above)
Top 100 School Administrator Blogs

Communication and Collaboration

-Wikispaces and PBWorks

Google Docs
Google for educators
Google workshops for educators (includes admin-specific resources)
More Google for educators resources
Google docs: why teachers and students should be using them for coursework


Facebook - communicate with your staff and community
-Examples of school Facebook pages: Forest Green School & Burlington High School
Edmodo - collaboration & communication tool for teachers/students/schools - similar to Facebook design

Dropbox - share files for free

Authoring and Producing

Blogging platforms
Blogger (connect through your Google account)

Why should educators blog?
Every principal needs a blog!
Why should school administrators blog?
Principal Blogging Project (see page 2 for the rationale)
An open letter to superintendents and principals: You should blog.
Social media allows quick updates to parents, students
Every principal needs a blog
Superintendents finding the "urge to write"

Publishers, participants all
How to make better teachers (give them a blog)
Creating a Wordpress portfolio

Presentation tools
Google Docs- slideshows

Resource Collections

Cybraryman's Resources for Administrators- so many resources here!
A fantastic compilation of more links about the above resources!
Free Technology for Teachers
Scott McLeod- CASTLE
Will Richardon & Rob Mancabelli Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education Solution Tree, 2011.
Marc Prensky Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning Corwin, 2010.
William Ferriter, Jason Ramsden, & Eric Sheninger Communicating and Connecting with Social Media Solution Tree, 2011.

Previous presentations on this topic:

The Networked Administrator: Leading and Learning with Social Media

Simple K-12 Webinar, September 15, 2011

The Networked Administrator
Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference
Mon., 2/14, 4:00 PM, Hotel Hershey