And they give you access to an instant community, complete with networking opportunities, emotional support and the chance to give back. ET) Friendly chat with lots of classroom resources shared. "Chats also offer leaders opportunities to expand their audiences and influence, and they give voice to teachers who might not otherwise have the chance to exercise leadership outside their classrooms or schools." But with hundreds of ed-related chats, how do you know which ones are worth giving up an hour of your day? Some chats, such as #edchat, tackle a broad range of education issues, while others are based on shared interests in a particular topic, content area, grade level, job type or geographical region. ET) Topics focus on personalized learning, learner agency, changing culture, voice and choice, and strategies to transform teaching and learning. ET) Connects passionate educators with books, and with each other. ET) Discussion about augmented and virtual reality in education.
The national TV figures contract has ended and he may be replaced by “Weather Channel” host Sam Champion. ET) Discussion of topics related to formative assessment, from giving effective feedback to giving students more ownership of their learning. ET) For those interested in game-based learning and gamification. In 2012, Roker stoked controversy when he spoke out against Ann Curry not being chosen to Replace Katie Couric at the anchor desk.Curry had been a reporter for the “Today” for over 13 years and was widely thought to be the next co-host and the first Asian American co-host on the show. ET) For educators who want to discuss urban education.