Powerful Learning Practice. (2015). Connected educator starter kit. Retrieved from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38904447/connected-educator-month-starter-kit-2015.pdf
Summary: This tool kit was designed to accompany the activities surrounding Connected Educators Month in 2015. It provides an introduction to what a connected educator is and gives about thirty tools and ideas (one for each day os the month) that teachers can engage with to become more connected. Examples include tips on using Twitter, building your Personal Learning Network, collaborating online, blogging, Wikis and more! A favorite quote: “To become a connected educator, you must first become a connected learner.”
Evaluation: I found this kit to be extremely useful as a budding teacher librarian. It is exactly the introduction I needed to many tools and ideas that I have heard about surrounding 21st century learning and Web 2.0, but that have yet to become instrumental to my practice as an educator. Just reading through the suggested activities and engaging with several of them, I am seeing a whole new world open to me before my eyes. I highly recommend this kit to anyone who considers themselves to be at the beginning stages of becoming a 21st century educator.