Twelve Days of Social Networking

In the spirit of holiday fun, I’ve rewritten a classic song from the 1700s with a twenty-first century twist. This is dedicated to educators, leaders and innovators engaged in professional learning networks (PLN). With high respect for my colleagues, friends and family members who have faiths that don’t involve Christmas celebrations, I share this non-denominational rewrite of a European classic.

For speed readers, each new line is enlarged in bold. New lines in blue also include a hyperlink to a website with resources on the topic. Enjoy, and share!

The Twelve Days of Social Networking

On the first day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:
a Playground for Curiosity.

On the second day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

Two Paradigm Shifts,

and a Playground for Curiosity.

On the third day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

Three Fresh Ideas,

Two Paradigm Shifts,
and a Playground for Curiosity.

On the forth day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

Four Compelling Blogs,

Three Fresh Ideas,
Two Paradigm Shifts,
and a Playground for Curiosity.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

FIVE INFO GRAPHICS!

Four Compelling Blogs,
Three Fresh Ideas,
Two Paradigm Shifts,
and a Playground for Curiosity.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

Six Skypers Skyping,

FIVE INFO GRAPHICS!
Four Compelling Blogs,
Three Fresh Ideas,
Two Paradigm Shifts,
and a Playground for Curiosity.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

Seven Pinners Pinning,

Six Skypers Skyping,
FIVE INFO GRAPHICS!
Four Compelling Blogs,
Three Fresh Ideas,
Two Paradigm Shifts,
and a Playground for Curiosity.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

Eight Edcamps Meeting,

Seven Pinners Pinning,
Six Skypers Skyping,
FIVE INFO GRAPHICS!
Four Compelling Blogs,
Three Fresh Ideas,
Two Paradigm Shifts,
and a Playground for Curiosity.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

Nine Chats-a-Chatting,

Eight Edcamps Meeting,
Seven Pinners Pinning,
Six Skypers Skyping,
FIVE INFO GRAPHICS!
Four Compelling Blogs,
Three Fresh Ideas,
Two Paradigm Shifts,
and a Playground for Curiosity.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

Ten Classrooms Flipping

Nine Chats-a-Chatting,
Eight Edcamps Meeting,
Seven Pinners Pinning,
Six Skypers Skyping,
FIVE INFO GRAPHICS!
Four Compelling Blogs,
Three Fresh Ideas,
Two Paradigm Shifts,
and a Playground for Curiosity.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

Eleven Tweeters Tweeting,

Ten Classrooms Flipping,
Nine Chats-a-Chatting,
Eight Edcamps Meeting,
Seven Pinners Pinning,
Six Skypers Skyping,
FIVE INFO GRAPHICS!
Four Compelling Blogs,
Three Fresh Ideas,
Two Paradigm Shifts,
and a Playground for Curiosity.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my PLN sent to me:

Twelve MOOC-ers MOOC-ing,

Eleven Tweeters Tweeting,
Ten Classrooms Flipping,
Nine Chats-a-Chatting,
Eight Edcamps Meeting,
Seven Pinners Pinning,
Six Skypers Skyping,
FIVE INFO GRAPHICS!
Four Compelling Blogs,
Three Fresh Ideas,
Two Paradigm Shifts,
and a Playground for Curiosity.

I lead professional learning and design curriculum to realize the vision that every kindergartener who enters public schools will graduate high-school prepared to thrive in a changing world.

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