Twitter chats give educators the opportunity to get online and collaborate with others about a specific topic.
Check out the video above as SimpleK12 trainer Monica Burns shares what a Twitter chat is, and how to find a chat you're interested in via Cybraryman. This the perfect way to see all of the education related twitter chats in one place.
Monica quickly explains:
- what a Twitter hashtag looks like
- how to view tweets on a particular hashtag
- where to find education related Twitter Chats
- how to participate in a Twitter chat
One great thing about Twitter chats is you don't necessarily need to participate in order to benefit from the conversation. If you missed a particular chat but you'd like to see what others were sharing, you can always search for the chat info and see the ideas and resources shared. Along the same lines, if you are new to technology and aren't comfortable participating right away, you can always hang back and simply watch the chat before jumping in yourself. Soon enough you'll be contributing resources and ideas of your own!
If you'd like to get a better handle on managing social media from an educator's perspective, you must take a look at Top Tools for Taming the Onslaught of Social Media Info. This training session explores several tools that help you learn from others more efficiently and organize resources shared through social media. Join Dr. Jayme Linton as she explores how you can make the best use of Twitter, Tweetdeck, Pocket, and If This Then That to learn and stay organized.
Are you on Twitter? Remember to follow SimpleK12 to stay updated about upcoming events, free resources, and other teacher tips.
About Our “Twitter Chats” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.