Tools of the Trade: 9/16 Resource Highlight

Hello Chrome Warriors! We hope that the beginning of the school year has been a successful one thus far, with plenty of opportunities to get to know your students and lay the foundation for learning. As part of our blog series, we’ll be bringing you resources that inspire learning and take some of the legwork out of PD and lesson planning. We’ll also be highlighting organizations that improve PD, innovate teaching, or are pioneers in new educational perspectives. This week we’ll be taking a look at #edchat.


#edchat is a hashtag used on Twitter to identify weekly conversations and useful resources foreducators. #edchat provides a forum to discuss a central idea or issue that’s affecting education--for example, last week's topic was “If the education system were to abandon standardized tests, how could we insure every child receives an adequate education?” #edchat discussions take place every Tuesday at 12:00PM and 7:00PM EDT. Visit Twitter and search #edchat to get started.

  • For more information, click here.
  • For information on how to successfully participate in an #edchat conversation, see tips from #edchat co-founder Shelly Terrell, click here.
  • See the essential #edchat Resource Guide from USC Rossier for more how-tos, tips and tricks, and thought-provoking articles on how Twitter is changing the face of PD and learning here.
  • Every #edchat conversation is archived, and the topics alone provide plenty of food-for-thought! Click here to get inspired.

What are some of your go-to online resources? What would you like to see covered next month? Let us know in the comments!