Top Ten Reasons to Become a Connected Educator

posted Oct 21, 2012, 6:02 AM by Reading NWIRC   [ updated Mar 28, 2013, 11:35 AM ]
By Denise Krebs

Here are my top ten reasons for becoming a connected educator.

10. Score Free Stuff
9. Get More Resources
8. Meet New Friends, Inspiring Teachers, and Join a Virtual Teachers' Lounge  with Much Less Whining
7. Network Broadly
6. Practice Literacy! Write. Write. Write. Read. Read. Read.
5. Learn for a Lifetime
4. Develop Leadership
3. Celebrate Diversity
2. Make a Contribution to the World.
1. Do it for Students! Students! Students!

How to begin your Connected Educator journey.
  • One step at a time. Everyone needs to take their own path. Don't let anyone tell you there is only one way to becoming a connected educator.
However, having said that, here's what I'd suggest:
  • Get a Twitter account with your real name, update your profile and add a picture.
  • Read other blogs through an RSS reader.
  • Dare to comment on a few blogs.
  • Start writing on a blog or school website. Share the URL with people.
  • Create content and share it with the world.
  • More ideas here and here.

You can see illustrations of each of these in my presentation: