Throughout our discussion Tom talks about his career, what inspires him and his motivations to delve into social media in education. He discusses #edchat and what drove the creation of a new innovation. We talk about global connectedness and discuss what his classroom would look and feel like if he was in the classroom, teaching today. What really sticks out for me is his passion and dedication to educational betterment. Truly inspiring – ENJOY!
An interview with Social Media for Education expert Tom Whitby
This week, I was honoured to interview Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby), a Social Media superstar in Education. Tom is an Edutopia blogger, author and global connector with his 52,000 strong Twitter followers. Tom taught in High School and Middle School for 34 years and worked in Higher Education for 6 years. He is the founder of #edchat – the rock behind all other twitter chats and the inspiration for #whatisschool