Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Just giving a shoutout to #edchat, one of the best examples of using Twitter for unique and constructive personal professional development.
#edchat is a daily discussion and more. It's fast-paced, ever expanding, and user-generated; and it couldn't happen without the generosity and determination of leagues of great teachers and ed thinkers.
Last night's conversation revolved around the role of ed schools in preparing young teachers for the social media landscape. Talk revolved around what kinds of hands-on classroom experiences best prepared teachers for that first day alone in front of a new class as well as the responsibility of ed schools to teach teachers how to navigate social technology and build a sustainable PLN.
Twitter Search #edchat and see for yourself; then take part in the next discussion! Oh, and here's a link to a great explanation of #edchat from the Teacher Reboot Camp blog.