According to, being a connected educator means using social media to improve your practice, "stimulating and supporting innovation in the field", and thus building your professional learning network (PLN) by connecting with other educators. Click the links below to discover how you can expand your PLN and become a connected educator!

Twitter Tips

twitter and blogging


Twitter Cheat Sheet

How to Teach with Twitter






#pisdleads - principals

#pisdlearn - professional learning

#pisdtech - instructional technology

Weekly Educational Twitter Chat schedule (your school may have one, too!)

Your Instructional Technology Team:



Top 100 TX Educators to Follow on Twitter 2016 (Clara & Leah made the list!)

15 #edtech Personalities to Follow on Twitter

Mindshift - Covers cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more.

Edudemic - Tools, Trends, and News for Teachers

All Things PLC

  • This site is a collaborative, objective resource for educators and administrators who are committed to enhancing student achievement.
The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network
  • Article by Dr. Allison Rossett, Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, who is a consultant in learning and technology.
Building a Professional Learning Network on Twitter
  • Article by Tom Whitby, former Adjunct Professor of Education at St Joseph's College in New York. He is the Social Media Consultant and Contributing Editor for SmartBlog on Education by SmartBrief, founder of #EDCHAT and the host of The Edchat Radio Show on the BAM Radio Network.

  • Twitter as a PLN - your one-stop-shop for Twitter resources!
Building Your Professional Learning Network (PLN)
  • "How can we claim that we're preparing our students for the future if we are unwilling to embrace the present?"
PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy
  • If I had to define what a ‘Personal Learning Network’ is, I would keep it simple and broad: the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, usually online.