There is a quite rapidly growing new movement amongst educators on Twitter these days. #Edchat is the chatty brother of #TeacherTuesday and although he is fairly young, #Edchat is constantly attracting more educators to join in a weekly discussion on Twitter.
#Edchat was founded by Tom Whitby, Steven Anderson, and ShellTerrell because they wanted to enlarge education related discussions by making them easier to follow or to join them. Therefore they came up with the #Edchat hashtag. They even split the #Edchat into two parts so people from across the globe have the chance to follow it and of course to contribute.
Like #TeacherTuesday the #Edchat is a weekly event taking place every Tuesday. The rules are simple. If you would like to share a teacher with your followers use the #TeacherTuesday hashtag. If you want to take part in the discussion, mark your tweet with the #Edchat hashtag.
The topic of each #Edchat will be voted on every Monday. There are 5 topics to vote on via twtpoll. Just follow Tom Whitby, Steven Anderson, and ShellTerrell or search for the #Edchat hashtag at http://search.twitter.com to find the weekly poll.
Looking forward to the next #Edchat, which will be my first one. And cheers to Tom Whitby, Steven Anderson, and ShellTerrell for connecting educators from around the globe and enabling them to share their thoughts!