Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Video Edchats Through FlipGrid

Back in August of 2009 I created and organized #Edchat in a dm conversation with Tom Whitby. Since its inception, #Edchat has inspired over 600 educational Twitter chats and hashtag movements that have added their own formats and methods of teacher engagement to their Twitter chats.  Baby Savvy spoke to Matt Frattali (@heymattfrat) who introduced us to his very cool educational chat, VEdchat. In his interview, Matt explains how he uses Flipgrid, a video discussion tool, to engage teachers worldwide in weekly educational chats about a topic. The teachers join the discussion by posting thoughts through a webcam video. The chat takes place every Monday. Learn more about participating in this new form of a chat from Matt’s interview below. To check out Savvy’s other live interviews follow @ShellTerrell or check out continuous live streams of all of ISTE on the hashtag, #PassTheScopeEDU.

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Matt Frattali: What is VEdchat?

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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

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