Explorations with #edchat & Storify

  1. Twitter: It’s an immediate, endless, stream of opportunity and professional development, free for educators and anyone willing to engage their time in “drinking.”
  2. RT @2footgiraffe: Twitter is like a waterfall. Hold your cup under the water when you need a drink. Don’t worry about the rest. #edchat
    November 15, 2011 9:44:27 PM EST
  3. And by embracing Twitter and other technologies, educators make a commitment to relevant, forward-thinking, 21st century teaching strategies that can allow students to take the lead.
  4. RT @jillsiefken: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind. tinyurl.com/78a25am #mnwcougars #edchat #gtchat
    November 15, 2011 9:31:55 PM EST
  5. Already, tools (#hashtags) and organizational processes (Twitter lists) have been developed to make tech use more meaningful and facilitate drinking from the waterfall and embracing these new technologies.
  6. Hashtags are powerful folks. Show others how to use them. They don’t have to be a Twitter member to reap the rewards. #edchat
    November 15, 2011 7:25:35 PM EST
  7. Yet, even with these tools, there are and always will be, bumps in the road where the water falls too fast and you get carried under by deluge of the learning opportunities, potential resources, and messages.
  8. #edchat I opened my blog…got writer’s block. Don’t know what to say about both today’s chats…just feeling a little overwhelmed or grumpy
    November 15, 2011 9:49:54 PM EST
  9. And this is where I think the idea of “Don’t worry about the rest” comes into play because …
  10. When teachers step back, students step forward. It’s not losing control. It’s sharing responsibility. #edchat
    November 15, 2011 12:32:39 PM EST
  11. It’s easy to think that as a teacher, trainer, educator, or leader of any sort, that you have to shoulder all of the responsibility but when you “recognize learners are decision makers” (Vella, 2002), a greater sharing, collaboration, and creative learning can occur.

3 responses to “Explorations with #edchat & Storify

  1. Great first blog post!
    I agree with stepping back and letting children become decision makers. That’s how they learn the most!

  2. Pingback: EduTweet #edchat Discussion- Professional Development so Last Century « adaptivelearnin

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