Monday, April 21, 2014

The Dr. Will Show (Episode 6 - The Future of Ed with Tom Whitby)

By Dr Will

Photo Credit: Tom Whitby

Today's guest was Tom Whitby. He is a former 34 year classroom teacher, blogger, online content creator, editor, and conference presenter.

In this episode we talked about Tom's experiences with guiding educators to becoming connected educators. 

ThomasD. Whitby has served a contributing Editor for SmartBlog on Education by SmartBrief. He retired from Public Education after serving 34 years as a secondary English teacher, and spent an additional six years as an adjunct Professor at St Joseph’s College in New York. He is the founder of seven educational groups on LinkedIn, the largest being 12,000+ members, the Technology-Using Professors Group. He is a Co-Creator of #Edchat, an award winning education discussion group on Twitter. He hosts the weekly Edchat Radio Show on the BAM Radio Network. He created the Educator’sPLN, a global Ning site, where approximately 16,000+ educators share and collaborate daily. He participated on The U.S. Department of Education's planning committee for Connected Educator Month in 2013 and 2014. He is an education Blogger, My Island ViewEducational,Disconnected Utterances. The Qatar foundation has invited him for the past two years to attend the WISE Conference, an International Education Conference in Doha Qatar. He has written about Social Media in Education for several national educational journals including Learning and Leading the Journal for the International Society for Technology in Education. He has presented at statewide and National Education Conferences, including several 140 Character Conferences on Social Media in Los Angeles, and New York City.

Connect with Tom on Twitter @tomwhitby

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