About the author: Tom Whitby | SmartBlogs

Tom Whitby A secondary English teacher for 34 years, An Adjunct professor for teaching methods, supervisor of Student teachers for 5 years. Blog: My Island View. Co-founder of #Edchat. Founder of The Educator's PLN Ning Founder of LinkedIn Groups: Technology-Using Professors, Technology-Using Educators

During the weekend, I attended my fourth #EdcampNYC. I have attended or participated in about a dozen Edcamps nationwide. I think that puts me in a solid position to make a few considered observations on the subject. In the interest of full disclosure, SmartBrief and SmartBlog on Education have supported the Edcamp Foundation during the past year.[…] Continue Reading »

I recently attended a complete immersion of education philosophy, education methods and pedagogy, technology tools for learning and connectedness with education thought leaders from around the world. All of this took place at one of our premier annual education conferences, ISTE 2012 in San Diego. Educators attend these conferences with their own focuses. They select the sessions they need from a smorgasbord of high-quality presentations on education topics given by practitioners and authors, all vetted by a screening committee of educators.[…] Continue Reading »