All of the Edchat topics are topical and important to discuss. It is hard to "differentiate" a real favorite as each is important and I love the interchange of ideas and opinions. We are at the beginning of a revolution that I hope will improve educational instruction and bring us into the 21st century with all of the wonderful tools available to educators. I only wish they had these tools when I taught. I am from the rexograph (I still have purple on my hands!), mimeograph, filmstrip, 16mm movies time. We later graduated to copy machines, Apple II's and later MACs. What I would have given for a SmartBoard, podcasting, etc.
I've got to agree with @hadleyjf that all the edchats are stimulating. Picking a favorite would be like picking which one of your children you love the most. Generally, regardless of the topic, we skew the conversation toward technology, but I didn't notice that tonight with differentiation. It's always interesting to see the range of beliefs represented during edchat and the wealth of resources and ideas. Occasionally I'm surprised by misinformation/disinformation or the naïveté of some participants. I can never keep up with the Twitter stream, but I love catching bits and pieces as they flow by and often end up talking to myself ("Absolutely!" "What?!?" "Are you kidding?" etc.) Edchat is just about the only activity I try to plan around so I can participate. Thank you, Tom, Shelly, and Steve, for getting this started and keeping it going.
My name is Robin Wilkins and I am a student researcher. I am conducting a study in which I would like to share the perceptions of teachers who teach in inclusive settings (non-disabled and disabled students) regarding engaging students and professional development needs to engage students.Robin_Wilkins_RecruitmentFlyer032822.docxSee More
"Looking to post a flyer on my page for teachers interested in participating in my upcoming research on student engagement. The research involves one online interview and an online focus group. Do you know who I have to contact to get…"
"Thank you Shawn for your insights. My EdD research (2018) around professional development of college teachers in rural locations (in Ontario, Canada) indicated that agency and institutional support were key factors in active professional…"