Twitter chats have become an engaging and powerful way for educators to connect and share ideas as well as an effective way to build a professional network. We’ve complied a list of 5 of the most popular ed Twitter chats and some quick tips to help you get started.
Quick Tip #1
It doesn’t have to be complicated monitoring multiple participants and hashtags on Twitter. Try using a tool that allows you to create dedicated columns for different conversations like HootSuite, Tweetdeck, or Twubs when following these chats. It makes it easier to follow along. If you are looking for a chat-room like experience, Tweetchat will do the trick.
Quick Tip #2
Don’t feel like you have to contribute to the chat if you want to just watch at first. But when you are ready to contribute, don’t forget to use the #hashtag associated with the chat.
Ready to get started? Here are 5 chats to get you started:
#EdChat– Chat about a wide variety of educational topics. It is one of the oldest existing educational Twitter chats. Join this chat on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 and 7 to 8 pm Eastern Time.
#iPadEd – Learn from this great educational discussion about how other educators are using iPads in educational settings.
#edtechchat – Explore ideas and resources shared about everything related to Education Technology. Join this chat on Mondays from 8 to 9 pm Eastern Time.
#flipclass – Find resources, tips, and best practices shared from other educators on how to successfully flip your classroom. Join this chat on Monday nights from 8 to 9 pm ET.
#digcit – Discover new ways to teach Digital Citizenship and Literacy in this twitter chat. Join this chat on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 7 to 8 pm ET.