As we work towards preparing our students to be responsible Digital Citizens, I believe it is important to highlight my own digital footprint and how I try to contribute to the strong educator community that connects online.
My Blog – You’re here!
Digital Human Library – It all began with a blog – my first attempt at sharing my connections in education with a more global audience. Today the Digital Human Library is visited by close to 100,000 teachers a year! Learn more about connecting your students to learn with the world, not just about it…
Facebook – Although I don’t have a personal Facebook page, I believe that understanding Facebook and other popular social media platforms is an essential practice for educators. We need to understand the tools our students are using to connect to communicate with one another, not only to integrate these platforms into our classroom programs, but to understand what our students need in terms of digital citizenship.
Global Education Network – The Global Education Network is a collaborative, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.
Google+ – Google’s social networking service. More Hangouts to come . . .
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) – ISTE membership is a powerful and meaningful way for educators to connect with peers, to gather in a variety of forums to share the challenges and excitement of teaching, and to be part of a community that leads the transformation of education.
ISTE SIG’s – The Special Interest Group (SIG) Program offers ISTE members year-round opportunities to connect and collaborate with like-minded colleagues. From mobile learning to arts education, there’s a SIG for everyone. These are the SIG
SIGELT – Early Learning and Technology
SIGILT – Innovative Learning Technologies
SIGIVC – Interactive Video Conferencing
SIGOL – Online Learning
SIGTE – Teacher Educators
LinkedIn – LinkedIn continues to be one of the top social media networking platforms for professionals on the web next to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Ontario Library Association – My love of libraries stems from my passion for learning.
Powerful Learning Practice – Powerful Learning Practice has been a leader in professional development for teachers. PLP peeps are all about building networks, connecting educators to one another, and relearning what we think we know. This was one of the first networks I joined!
Skype – Skype is a simple and easy way to connect! Skype Handle: leigh.cassell
TED – TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Their agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation. Everything they do — from their TED Talks videos to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?
Twitter – I signed up in 2011 but I didn’t really start using Twitter until 2015. I spend the most of my time on social media using Twitter to connect with educators around the world, as well as other professionals interested in contributing to education.
YouTube – YouTube is the second largest search engine next to Google, and gives a regular person the opportunity to share, remix, and create videos.