This week, a special episode of the Re:Teaching podcast. We dip back into our conversations with Steven W. Anderson, Meenoo Rami, Colby Sharp, and Sarah Thomas to examine how and why teachers can best start to become more connected as educators and what the benefits are for their students when they do.
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Steven W. Anderson helped create #edchat, which has over 500 weekly participants and received the 2009 and 2011 Edublogs Twitterer of The Year Award along with a 2013 Bammy Award, recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy, for his work with #edchat. He is the author of 3 books, The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning, The Tech Savvy Administrator and Content Curation: How To Prevent Information Overload.
As @web20classroom he regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of Social Media in the classroom and how they can better serve students through technology.
Steven’s web site: http://www.web20classroom.org/
Steven on Twitter: @web20classroom
On Twitter #edchat is live Tuesdays at noon and 7p EST (two different topics).
Meenoo Rami is the author of Thrive and has shared her work on classroom practices at several national and regional conferences, including NCTE, ASCD, ILA, EduCon, and the National Writing Project’s Urban Sites Conference.
Meenoo taught English in Philadelphia for ten years at the Science Leadership Academy and in other public schools in the city.
In July she began a two-year assignment as a teaching fellow with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she is working to help teachers refine their practice through collaboration.
Meenoo is also the founder of #engchat, an international Twitter chat for English teachers. #engchat meets Mondays from 7-8p EST.
Meenoo’s web site is http://meenoorami.org/
On Twitter at @meenoorami
Colby Sharp teaches 3rd grade in Parma, Michigan and collaborates on Nerdy Book Club, Nerd Camp, along with #TitleTalk, and #SharpSchu on Twitter, and other projects.
He recently launched a podcast with called “The Yarn,” which takes listeners behind the scenes of children’s literature. In Season 1, Travis Jonker and Colby look at one book, Sunny Side Up, from all angles.
Sarah Thomas is a technology coordinator and a middle school English teacher outside of Washington, D.C.. She’s a Google and EdModo certified teacher, a professional development coordinator, and a technology advisor. She’s a frequent blogger at sarahdateechur.com, and she’s active on many social media platforms. She’s also the founder of EduMatch.
Sarah’s blog is sarahdateechur.com/
Her web site is www.sarahjanethomas.com
You can find her on Twitter @sarahdateechur
The EduMatch Twitter handle is @edu_match.
Cybrary Man’s list of education hashtags