I find Twitter chats to be so invigorating! If I could, I would persuade every educator in the world to participate in at least one chat (lifetime goal!). Because once you’ve experience one exciting chat, you are often hooked and ready for more!
There are a few chats that I try to participate in every week I can (#educoach, #satchatwc). Some chats I join because I am passionate about the topic. Others hook me because of the host/ moderator or the other participants. Some nights I just enjoy the collaboration (while in pj’s on my couch!).
Today I will be meeting with some teachers in my district to discuss ideas for creating a district-wide Twitter chat (I’m chipping away at my goal slowly but surely!). I find that one of the easiest ways to help people start is to invite them to come together to participate in the chat in a common location. This provides an added level of support for those who feel they are less tech-savvy.
Questions for reflection and consideration:
- What do you enjoy about Twitter chats?
- How do you select which chats to participate in and why?
- How have you (or could you) bring other educators into the world of Twitter chats?
- What Twitter chats do you enjoy/ recommend to others?
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