@tomwhitby

Lifelong Educator

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K-12 English teacher for 34 years and Professor of Education teaching preservice English teachers for 6 years at St. Joseph College in NY. Now blogging and speaking worldwide about being a connected relevant educator.

Co-Founder of #edchat and Founder of EDUPLN.ning.com

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  • #edchat is the first (and still largest) educational Twitter Chat
  • EDUPLN is a 'Ning' site with over 15,000 active educators as members.

Author and International Speaker

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Author of two MUST READ books...

  • "The Relevant Educator" 
  • "An Educators Guide to Creating Connections" 

A Conversation About "The Relevant Educator"

A great discussion with Jerry Pettigrew

Check out books by Tom Whitby

The Relevant Educator

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Professional growth and social media savvy at your fingertips!

This information-packed resource from digital experts Anderson and Whitby makes it easy to build a thriving professional network using social media. Easy-to-implement ideas, essential tools, and real-life vignettes help teachers learn to:

  • Find and choose the best social media tools, products, and communities
  • Start and grow a collaborative, high-quality PLN using Twitter, blogging, LinkedIn, and more
  • Use social media to enhance 21st Century education
  • Engage in authentic personal and professional learning

Includes invaluable resources and an in-depth analysis of the social media landscape. Collaboration has never been easier with this must-have guide!

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.

The Educator's Guide to Creating Connections

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Blogging, social media, and PLN’s made easy!

Collectively, we’re all smarter than we are individually.  In this expert guide, EdTech leaders help you harness the power of connected collaboration using the Internet and social media. You’ll easily leverage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond for profound professional growth.  Use real-world tips and tools to:

  • Master and adapt to 21st Century teaching methodologies
  • Build ongoing technology literacy for you and your students
  • Connect and collaborate with education leaders across the globe

Get connected. Get engaged. Use this inspiring, step-by-step manual to expand your personal and professional network today!

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.

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