Connected Educator Profile (Day 16) – Jen Roberts -San Diego, CA

The United State Department of Education has declared the month of October Connected 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:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!

Today’s Connected Educator Profile

Jen Roberts, San Diego, CA

High School English


Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

I love being connected to the hive mind of great educators. Together we are all stronger.

Where can other educators connect with you online? 

Connect with Jen on Google+ 

Check Out Jen’s Visual CV 


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Connected Educator Profile (Day 15) – Andrew Eickstead – San Antonio, Texas

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:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!

Today’s Connected Educator Profile

Andrew Eickstead, San Antonio, Texas

English, Robotics, Technology


Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

Implementing iPads at our high school means our teachers need the resources to best utilize the technology tools at our fingertips. Part of my job is to connect our teachers to the resources (often other teachers) to elevate our teaching and learning process to the highest level.  

Where can other educators connect with you online? 

Andrew’s Blog – pushingthepractice.wordpress.com

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Connected Educator Profile (Day 14) – Jenny Murphy (@jennyrmurphy) – Brookline, MA

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:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!

Today’s Connected Educator Profile

Jenny Murphy, Brookline, MA

Instructional Technology (K-8)



Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

Connecting to other teachers around the world on a daily basis helps me in so many ways. I am constantly learning, sharing my knowledge with others, and reflecting. Even as a technology teacher, I am still in awe of the things I learn by connecting digitally to other teachers. 

Where can other educators connect with you online?

Jenny’s EdTech Web Presence:

Twitter – @JennyRMurphy 

Jenny’s LinkedIn Account 

Jenny’s School Technology Website 

Jenny’s School Wiki 

Jenny’s Book Review Wiki 

Jenny’s Nutrition/Health/Wellness/Yoga Web Presence

Twitter – @greenyogi4life 

Jenny’s Nutrition/Yoga/Fitness Website 

Jenny’s Nutrition/Yoga/Fitness Pinterest Page 

Jenny’s Nutrition/Yoga/Fitness Instagram Account 

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Connected Educator Profile (Day 13) – Tim Childers – Knoxville, TN

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:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!

Today’s Connected Educator Profile

Tim Childers, Knoxville, Tennessee

Assistant Principal



Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

I first connected when I joined the Discovery Educator Network. From there, I knew my greatest asset would be the online connections I made with other teachers and administrators.  

Where can other educators connect with you online?

Twitter – @tchilders

Tim’s Website  

Tim’s Facebook Page

Tim’s YouTube Channel  

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Connected Educator Profile (Day 12) – Tony Tepedino – Rochester, NY

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:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!

Today’s Connected Educator Profile

Tony Tepedino, Rochester, NY

Director of Curricular Technology and Digital Literacy


Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

When I first started in my current role, I was introduced into the world of the connected educator. I felt like Neo waking up in the Matrix to discover an entirely new reality. Being connected has been transformational for me as an educator. Connectedness should not an option for educators. I has become my passion and ambition to connect the unconnected.

Where can other educators connect with you online?

Twitter – @teptech

Tony’s Website

Tony’s Google+ Page 

Tony’s about.me Page

Tony’s Facebook Page 

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Connected Educator Profile (Day 11) – Nicholas Diaz – Manville, NJ

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:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!

Today’s Connected Educator Profile

Nicholas Diaz, Manville, New Jersy

Elementary Principal

Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

Being connected educator has allowed me to learn and grow as a professional from many amazing educators.

Where can other educators connect with you online? 

Twitter – @nicholasdiaz1 

Nick’s Blog 

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Connected Educator Profile (Day 10) – Kimberly Payton – Louisburg, Kansas

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:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!

Today’s Connected Educator Profile

Kimberly Payton, Louisburg, Kansas

High School English Teacher




Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

I am connected primarily for the best PLN – I’ve connected with other educators, increased my understanding and practice in areas (e.g., standards based grading)

Where can other educators connect with you online?

Twitter – @PaytonLHS

Kimberly’s Google Site 




Connected Educator Profile (Day 9) – Gretchen Schaefer – Bangor, ME

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:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!

Today’s Connected Educator Profile

Gretchen Schaefer, Bangor, Maine

Husson University – Technology in Education Professor


Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

I am the instructional technologist for my uni, and teach preservice teachers. As an “army of one,” connecting with others is the best way to keep up with current info in my field, and to find new learning experiences for my students. I also use SM to connect with MY students, as building relationships in 2 class meetings a week is a challenge. My student relationships have improved since bringing the CE concept to my class.

Where can other educators connect with you online?

Twitter – @snappity 

Check out Gretchen’s Blog  

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Connected Educator Profile (Day 8) – Mike Waiksnis – Rock Hill, SC

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:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!

Today’s Connected Educator Profile

Mike Waiksnis, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Middle School Principal


Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

Being connected is no longer an option for educators. I have learned so much from my digital connection over the last few years. We have a responsibility to our kids and schools to collaborate with others to become the best educators possible. As a principal I feel l must be a role model to teachers in digital learning.

Where can other educators connect with you online?

Twitter – @mwaiksnis

Check out Mike’s Blog – http://edleaderweb.net/blog/  

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Connected Educator Profile (Day 7) – Beth Still – Scotsbluf, Nebraska

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:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!

Today’s Connected Educator Profile
Beth Still, Scottsbluf, Nebraska

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? 

Twitter – @BethStill

Beth’s Blog www.bethstill.edublogs.org

Follow Beth on Google+ 

Skype – beth.still 

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