Professional Networking

Posted on Sunday, October 27th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

As an educator, I have always relied heavily on my colleagues for curriculum, assessment, reflection, and contemplation. However, the demands on an educator increase daily with additional evaluation requirements (both for themselves and their students), extensive curriculum to cover, and an increase in students on your roster. With the educator’s job description expanding, two questions remain: when do you find the time and how do you prioritize?

I realize this is the same dilemma faced by our students. Between their school load, activities, social commitments, when do you find the time? Then you add the bombardment of information we all face when utilizing technology – a constant influx of social networking, researching, news, media, e-mails, Skypes, etc…  how do you apply a filter?

By following my colleagues blogs and then reflecting in my own, I’m hoping gain a healthy approach to educational technology and informational literacy.

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One Response to “Professional Networking”

  1. nancy.white says:

    I know it seems like more on your plate, but trust me – if you can even devote 15 minutes a day to scanning resources in your personal network, in the end, you will end up saving yourself hours and hours of research time, your students will be thrilled with all of the new engaging ideas you bring to them, and you will develop rich relationships that would not otherwise be possible –even with the experts. Added bonus: you have a better understanding of what it means to learn in this environment. Our kids know about it – I think it is essential their teachers know too. 🙂

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