It was the middle of last year when I was reading “THE Journal” or some other techie publication and came across #EdTechChat …..and the whole concept of educators discussing educational topics on Twitter. Huh? Now that was something I had to try.
When I participated in my first Twitter chat, #EdTechChat, I was a bit apprehensive. Was this safe? I’m chatting online with people I don’t know? Didn’t I warn my kids not to do this sort of stuff online? Well, I found out there was no need to worry. I also learned about the power of the hashtag by actually using one! It all started to make sense to me and I learned how much I could learn from these educational discussions on Twitter.
If you are a teacher, you should try a Twitter Chat (if you haven’t already) and have meaningful conversations with other educators. You will need a Twitter account to start. There is an article on Education Week that explains chats really well, Cybrary Man’s website has lots of information for you, Kodable’s site has a great post and this article by Susan Bearden will give you some great ideas for chats you might want to check out.