Twitter Chats

As part of my educational technology course, I will be required to spend time participating in an #EdTech-related open Twitter chat.  A Twitter chat, which typically lasts an hour, is a meeting of Twitter users at a pre-determined time to discuss a certain topic, using a designated hashtag (#) for each tweet contributed. Generally, a moderator will pose questions to prompt responses from participants and encourage interaction among the group. Chats typically last an hour. A step-by-step guide to joining or hosting a Twitter chat can be found here.

Rob Power, the course facilitator, posted a handy list of Education related Twitter chats which provides great insight into how educators are using Twitter. The chat topics appeal largely to a K-12 audience and cover just about every state, province, country, continent, and subject area you could imagine. There are support chats, as well, such as ‘Teacher Wellness’ and  ‘Parent-Teacher’. Predictably (at least for anyone who has lived in the U.S.), there is also a ‘Texas High School Football’ chat. My favorite is ‘Teaching Like a Pirate.’

Chats I may be interested in participating in are:

  • Educational Tech Chat
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Inside Online Learning
  • Web 2.0 Tools in Teaching
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Culture of Learning
  • Teaching Like a Pirate (does this one count, Rob?)

The handy list of Education Chats can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/twittereducationchats/home

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Author: kathleenlegris

I am an academic specialist working with the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development at the University of Manitoba. Interested in teaching and learning and all things EdTech.

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