The United State Department of Education has declared the month of October Connected Educator Month. According to ConnectedEducators.org, the website set up to support this event, the Mission of Connected Educator Month is to promote educators learning and collaborating through online communities of practice and social networks.With this in mind I reached out to my Personal Learning Network (PLN) via Twitter, my favorite resource for connecting, and tweeted the following:
Today’s Connected Educator Profile
Beth Still, Scottsbluf, Nebraska
Social Studies Teacher
Flickr photo via Collaborize Classroom
|Flickr photo via Collaborize Classroom|
Why do you choose to be a connected educator?
Being a connected educator has allowed me to make connections with people from around the world that I normally I would not have been able to connect with. I have become much more aware of other perspectives which has caused me to become more open minded. One of the most special things I have done over the last few years is manage the Newbie Lounge at the annual ISTE educational technology conference. I cannot express how much being connected has helped me grow both personally and professionally.
Where can other educators connect with you online?
Beth’s Blog – www.bethstill.edublogs.org
Skype – beth.still