Happy Birthday #Edchat PLN!

#Edchat turns ONE this week!


It has been an incredible year of opening a conversation to over 2000 educators weekly! The conversation began a year ago with 3 educators (Tom Whitby (@TomWhitby), Steven Anderson (@Web20Classroom), and I (@ShellTerrell)) who desired education reform and saw the need for educational stakeholders to discuss, debate, explore, and reflect on various issues which impact education. This was how the hashtag, #Edchat, began but really it has been an amazing year because you contribute each week by:

  • suggesting topics on the poll
  • voting for topics
  • engaging in the discussion
  • transforming the conversation into action at your schools

In it’s first year, #Edchat has inspired, motivated, and transform educational stakeholders. We have a diverse group of student teachers, parents, students, administrators, and community leaders who participate weekly in order to collaborate on improving our education systems worldwide!
In the first year, Edchat has seen great moments, such as:

  • winning the Edublogs Award for Most Influential Tweet Discussion
  • involving guest speaker Alfie Kohn!
  • being a trending topic on Twitter!
  • inspiring several blog posts from educators worldwide
  • birthing collaborative projects, such as The Reform Symposium E-Conference

Please leave a message of how Edchat has impacted you on this Wallwisher by clicking anywhere on the wall!

Helpful Edchat Resources!

Edchat is transformational because of you! Here are helpful resources to become more involved or to help introduce educators to Edchat!

We’d like to thank the following for their weekly dedication to Edchat:


Get another educator involved in the Edchat conversations which take place every Tuesday at 12pm NYC EDT and 7pm NYC EDT! Participate by engaging a few and adding #Edchat to the end of your tweet.

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0 thoughts on “Happy Birthday #Edchat PLN!

  1. Happy Birthday #edchat and thank you to the founders who have made it the incredible inspiration it is today! We appreciate you all!

  2. Though I haven’t participated in the chats, I follow #edchat on Twitter and the facebook page, and have found amazing links and information whenever I’m “lurking”. Sometimes it’s all I can do the collect all the links and filter/save the information in a useful way. I do share the information to my local PLN (school faculty, district cohorts and tech coaches).
    Thanks for starting this PLN!

    1. So glad to have you in Edchat even as a lurker! Thanks for passing the information forward to other educators! Hopefully they will begin to lurk, too and eventually participate!

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