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 is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 25 countries and has consulted with organizations worldwide such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She shares regularly via TeacherRebootCamp.com, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), and Facebook.com/shellyterrell. Her greatest joy is being the mother of Rosco the pug.


  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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