Tag Archives: edchat

To All the Great Educators I’ve Met…

As often happens with small companies (like TestSoup), the staff wears many hats. Just because you do one job this month doesn’t mean that that’s what you’ll need to do next month. Such is the case with me. For about … Continue reading

Going Digital – It’s All About Planning, Support, and Time

guest written by Karen Greenhaus The #edchat topic this past week was “If tomorrow your school was told to go all digital by September, what would need to be done to make that happen?” My first thoughts: disaster! Anything expected … Continue reading

The Three Rules of Collaboration

guest written by Okema Sandlin-McMillan This blog post is inspired by this question, taken from #edchat: “If collaboration is high on everyone’s list as a needed skill; how do we work it into every aspect of our education system?” Growing … Continue reading

The Good Admin — #EdChat Summary: 4/3/12

Topic: What should a good Administrator look like & how can we get there from here? Great discussion this week. I could barely keep up with all the comments that were flying around, and I did my absolute best to … Continue reading

Observation or Coaching? — #EdChat Summary: 3/27/12

Topic: What are the possibilities that open to us if we change the observation model for teachers to a coaching model? Wow. This week’s conversation was a doozy. Great topic, fast and frantic discussion, and plenty to learn. It’s weeks … Continue reading

Teaching with Twitter — #EdChat Summary: 3/20/12

Topic: As an educator, what are the best Twitter strategies you have discovered that help you use Twitter as a professional tool? This week’s conversation sort of boiled down to a love-fest for Twitter, but perhaps it’s good to pay … Continue reading

Teacher-Directed PD — #EdChat Summary: 3/6/12

Topic: With the need to leave comfort zones for relevant professional development to take effect, should teachers continue to control their own learning for PD? This week’s #edchat was the third in recent memory about effective professional development in the … Continue reading

Changes Due to Social Media — #EdChat Summary: 2/28/12

Topic: What specific changes have you made as an educator that are a direct result of social media involvement or being connected? Why do we connect? Where to begin on this #edchat summary? I honestly think this was simultaneously one … Continue reading

Critical Thinking about #EdTech — #EdChat Summary: 02/21/12

Topic: How can we encourage critical thinking about technology use in schools? This week’s #edchat topic was brought to you by David Wees, which means he was commenting left and right throughout the discussion. I didn’t really want to play … Continue reading

Leadership Hierarchy — #EdChat Summary: 02/14/12

Topic: What would be a better alternative to present leadership hierarchy we’ve come to accept in public education? This week’s #edchat topic was an especially welcome change of pace for me, because once again I was forced to really think … Continue reading