#Edchat Summary: Social Media's Impact on Professional Development for Educators by @USCTeacher

Guest post from @USCTeacher¬†in the #Edchat Category¬†& other 12noon NYC summaries found on Berni Wall’s blog! Today’s #edchat topic, What effect has social media (SM) had in your development as an educator? Is SM for every educator?, was intriguing. The topic pulled in both personal reflection for participators to think about their usage of social […]

Happy Birthday! #Edchat Turns 2!

Part of the #Edchat Category #Edchat turns TWO this week! For the last 2 years #Edchat has been the birth of ¬†conversation for over 2000 educators weekly on how to improve education worldwide! #Edchat has created real change by igniting new projects, adding more educators to the conversation, inspiring over 400 educational chats, inspiring a […]

How a Whisper Becomes a Roar

Tom Whitby recently challenged education bloggers to post about positive education transformation in the midst of the teacher bashing occurring in the media. The teacher bashing has upset me, too, especially after hearing teachers at the recent televised Education Nation broadcast resoundingly shout, “Fire bad teachers.” Education transformation isn’t easy or else the education system […]

Happy Birthday #Edchat PLN!

#Edchat turns ONE this week! THANK YOU! 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, […]

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 […]

Are Teachers Leaders in Education? #Edchat Summary

6pm CET/ 12pm EST Edchat Summary In this week’s Edchat we tried tackling this difficult question, “Are teachers leaders in education? Should real change involve teachers or those that have “real power” such as Administrators?” Although many agreed changed was needed in schools across the world, we came up with many different conclusions on where […]