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Education

How to build a professional learning community (no matter what job you have)

Let’s say you have a solid job that lets you have a great work-life balance. You get to do something you enjoy, have job security, and can take care of your family / self. Whatever that job is, you probably have it in the back of your mind that it might be worth … at some point … trying to get ahead.
Maybe you want to learn a new skill and apply for that corner office job? Maybe you want to get better at using social media? Perhaps you just want a raise or promotion? Whatever the goal, the path to get there should involve learning how to build a professional learning community.
What is that, you ask? Quite simply, it’s a collection of peers, experts, and contacts that will help you learn about something. It could be a large mass of people involved in a Twitter hashtag chat, a LinkedIn group, or perhaps a thread on Quora. All three of those options are some of the first places you should check out if you’re looking to boost your skill-set.

See also: 10 social media mistakes you’re probably making

In an effort to help you get ahead in life, we’ve built a simple but useful road-map for building a professional learning community. It’s designed to be relevant to any career so hopefully you’ll find it useful and share it with your friends and learning community.
Professional Learning Community
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Education

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more.
In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. It’s designed to make it abundantly clear which skills you should have, who should consider themselves ‘digitally competent’ and more. “I know local artists who have over 100 000 views on Youtube, this would be a lot of money if they were contracted,” she said.
We know the audience of Daily Genius is a lot more than just teachers – so we hope you find some value in this graphic even if you’re not a teacher.
After all, being a good digital citizen and understanding privacy (just 2 of the characteristics) are some of the most important things anyone using the Internet should understand.
digital teacher
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10 social media mistakes you're probably making

It’s not easy being a modern citizen of the Internet. You need to know how to properly tweet, message, facebook, and stumble. That is, of course, if you’re interested in being a good user of social media. Let’s face it. You’re probably not the perfect social media user. Many of these tips below should be self-explanatory but we thought it would be useful to assemble them in an easily readable and downright fun visual guide. What’s more fun than a pantload of colors and icons of your favorite social networks? Am I right?! Which of these social media mistakes do you make? They’re all easily fixed – you lucky stiff. Just make sure you think twice before doing things on social networks and you’ll be all set. social media tips

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Education

How (and why) teachers should start using Twitter right now

Twitter is a powerful force for good. It’s a useful tool for just about anyone – especially teachers. They can grow their PLN (professional learning network / personal learning network) and learn new things on a regular basis.
It can feel a bit overwhelming but it’s worth sticking it out and trying to figure out what parts of Twitter work for you. Hashtags? Direct messages? Just lurking and casually reading? All good.
This graphic dives into the many reasons you should try out Twitter if you’re a teacher – but works well for non-teachers as well!
twitter for teachers
Source: ICT Evangelist

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