Expand your PLN and Win an iPod from eSchool News
When talking about building a Personal Learning Network (PLN), most people jump right in and mention connecting with people on Twitter, following certain bloggers, and building relationships with teachers across the hall. But building your PLN isn’t just about connecting with people (yes, that’s a big part of it). It’s also about diversifying your learning sources and finding great resources to help you grow. One source I turn to regularly is eSchool News - keep reading to find out how you can win an iPod!
eSchool News covers a broad range of topics – all dealing with education. From legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. eSchool News has an informative website which is updated daily with news and information regarding all things ed-techy! They also provide a monthly print and digital newspaper focused on helping K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology to achieve their educational goals.
3 Ways eSchool News adds value to your PLN:
1.) They provide the latest news and reports on the applications of technology to improve learning
2.) They provide resources and tools to evaluate the funding, purchasing, and evaluation of technology
3.) They help educators collaborate and provide a valuable resource bank for the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices
They also have eSN.TV with lots of great videos – such as this video interview with Karen Cator, Director of Technology at the US Department of Education. Karen discusses technology funding and a new plan for broader and deeper integration of technology in all roles of learning, teaching, and assessment. You can download the plan here.
So…how do you win the iPod?
Expand your PLN by visiting www.eschoolnews.com and picking out ANY news story or video from eSN.TV that relates to you and tell us why. Post all comments and links to the article/video in this blog post. Contest open until 12:00 noon EST on Thursday, June 3.
Have fun, enjoy, and a BIG thanks to our friends at eSchool News for providing us with the iPod!