Wear Your Badge #Edchat Members!

Edchat recently won the Edublogs Award for Most Influential Tweet Series 2009! 155 of you voted for the tweet series which has really filled Tom Whitby, Steven Anderson, and me with pride. You can read about the origins of Edchat here! When we first discussed the creation of the hashtag and collaborated how we would approach this we never expected any of this. PLN, you have blessed us this year.

Congratulations to you!

Really you earned this award. Therefore, we encourage each of you to wear the badge proudly on your blogs, wikis, or anywhere you would like. Just copy then paste the following html code in your sidebar:

<a href=”http://edublogawards.com/2009/most-influential-tweet-series-2009/”><img title=”Best Individual” src=”http://edublogawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/most_influential_tweets1.png” alt=”” width=”173″ height=”173″ /></a>

It will look like this:

Note: If this does not work, you may have to download the zip file and follow these directions by Sue Waters, http://edublogawards.com/winner-badges-are-now-available/.

Edchat is a Community

A project like Edchat runs on a community and that community is made up of your enormous contributions. Every Tuesday, you debate, share resources, ask difficult questions, and collaborate with others on how to improve the condition of education. Above and beyond this, you propose and vote for the questions we discuss, blog about the topics discussed, and participate in the Edchat group on the Educators PLN ning. If you haven’t yet, please join! In the group, you can find out more about Edchat projects like the wikipedia article, Edchat wiki page, and various interviews and articles that have come about!

If you haven’t had the chance to join an Edchat conversation, please watch this video which explains more and read this post to help you participate!

I look forward to continue working with Tom Whitby and Steven Anderson on this project! They are amazing. More accolades:

A special congratulations to all winners, runner-ups, and nominees. Just to be nominated by other educators with such amazing educators in the field is a reward!  Thank you readers for voting for this blog. Click here, to view all winners!


Wear your badge! You deserve it.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations


  1. Thanks, Shelly, for your generosity! Edchat is a great opportunity for us, educators, to gain professional insight in order to improve ourselves.
    Thanks for caring and for being always there!

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