The journey of a connected educator

Becoming a connected educator is tough. Figuring out how to properly integrate education technology, innovative learning strategies, and how to develop your personal learning network is a daunting task. I’ve met many teachers who know about technology, have a smartphone, but have absolutely no time to invest in trying out new products and solutions.

So I thought it might be fun to put together a fun, albeit basic, journey of a connected educator. It’s meant to be a solid jumping-off point for teachers of all types. Whether you’ve never set up a social media account or already integrated a 1:1 Google Chromebook solution, there’s something here for you.

The journey of a connected educator is long (but fun!)

Getting to the end of this journey is actually impossible. As you can see in the below graphic, the important part of this adventure is to remember that it’s an ongoing process. I recommend you check out this fantastic set of resources from our pals at Edutopia on Connected Educator Month. Long story short, you need to always be learning and teaching yourself so you can share your newfound knowledge with others.

How can you share your knowledge, you ask? You can do so on social media, your blog (see step #10) or by speaking to your PLN. There’s a lot to do and a lot to research so I’ll get you on your way. Enjoy the graphic!

Want to zoom in? Just click the big graphic to explore each step.

connected educator journey

Written by Jeff Dunn

Jeff is an education and technology lover who has worked in far too many industries to count. Okay, like maybe 5 or 6. Jeff can indeed count that high but it's not recommended. Jeff also likes to write bios in the third-person.

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