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Thomas Whitby's Blog – August 2011 Archive (3)

Link List of videos from #140EDU Conference NYC



This is the listing of all of the videos from #140EDU Conference. Please feel free to share these videos with your friends and colleagues:

Chris Lehmann - http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-welcome-5465616

Jeff Pulver - …

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Added by Thomas Whitby on August 19, 2011 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Leadership Accountability

I am growing tired of the number of posts and stories I read about everyone’s plan on “teacher accountability”. I see too many holes in too many plans to deal with what is being categorized as “THE PROBLEM” with education; bad teachers. Unfortunately, when the outcome of many of these ill-conceived plans like Merit Pay result in failure, that too will be blamed on the teachers for its failure to work and not the fact that the plan itself was flawed. Teachers are in a no-win situation with… Continue

Added by Thomas Whitby on August 18, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Does Social Media Offer PD Or Something More?

#Edchat, as well as about 50 other educational twitterchats, Digital Personal Learning Networks, Online Discussion Groups, Twitter, LinkedIn and a number of other Web 2.0 social media applications are often attributed by educators for offering professional development, or PD. Social Media is also credited with helping the emergence of Edcamps and Teachmeets, as well as online conferences like #140edu Conference and the Reform Symposium Conference. These are all considered by many to be…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on August 7, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

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