The Disconnected Educator

For the past week I have been heavily involved in the School Sport Australia Football (Soccer) Championships. It has been a really enjoyable time spent outside in the blazing Darwin sun. Unfortunately I have had much time for connecting with my pln through social media. (plus I have been extremely tired at the end of each day!) So it has been 7 days without even glancing at Twitter, Google Reader or Facebook.

Whilst busy I didn’t notice what I was missing, but over the last 36 hours I have felt the urge to read and connect once again. I really missed reading all the great experiences of bloggers from around the world. I missed sharing ideas and resources. I missed the excitement of discovering new resources on Twitter. I missed the conversations at any time of the day or night. I missed the ongoing professional learning. I missed connecting.

The best part of all of this is that I did miss being a connected educator.

So many educators are yet to realise the benefits of social media. They don’t know what they’re missing.


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