I had just finished a presentation on Global Education during the EdCamp Boston Conference, and was happily schmoozing in the Education Bloggers discussion group.
As we sat in our tight little circle swapping ideas, we realized: there are a LOT of Education Bloggers out there, but we hardly ever converse or share ideas.
What an amazing impact would come from finally uniting forces!
At that point, the Education Bloggers Facebook Group was born. Please help spread the word about this new group to anyone, anywhere in the world who either runs or regularly writes for education-related blogs! Education bloggers of all levels and followings are welcome. Find and join the group by clicking this link: https://facebook.com/groups/EducationBloggers/ and then requesting to join.
The purpose of the EdBlogs group is to unite Education Bloggers so we can connect, help each other grow, and share ideas. We are using Facebook because:
1) The majority of folks are on Facebook anyway, and…
2) Facebook Groups have an advantage over Pages because they have the option to send emails to all members whenever a new post is created. This facilitates a tight-knit, in-touch community.
I modeled this group after the wildly successful Travel Bloggers Facebook Group which has nearly 1,400 members, and has made a GIANT positive impact in improving the unity, skills, knowledge, and blog traffic of its members. The potential of our Education Bloggers group is massive.
To further enhance our community, we have also launched a weekly Education Bloggers Twitter Chat on Thursdays at 8pm-9pm EST using the hashtag #EdBlogs .
Thanks for helping spread the word. Let’s work together to amplify the voices and enhance the toolkit of Education Bloggers around the world!
Note: The first photo in this article is from the three months I spent volunteer teaching in Ghana. To read the blog article about the writing project I did with the students in Ghana, click here!
The author, Lillie Marshall, is a 6-foot-tall National Board Certified Teacher of English from Boston who has been a public school educator since 2003. She launched TeachingTraveling.com in 2010 to share expert global education resources, and over 1.6 million readers have visited over the past decade. Lillie also runs AroundTheWorld L.com Travel and Life Blog, and DrawingsOf.com for educational art. Do stay in touch via subscribing to her monthly newsletter, and following @WorldLillie on social media!