Finding Twitter Chats

Twitter Chats are where so much of our education learning can be found on Twitter.  But how do we find a Twitter chat that interests us?

There are literally hundreds of Twitter chats online.  A group of generous educators has created a list of chats that is organized by time.  You can find it here.

A sample of the chats this evening looks like this.

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If you are new to Twitter chats, you might feel more comfortable just watching a chat and learning how the questions are posted (often in a Google Doc or image at the beginning of the chat, and in Tweets using Q1, Q2, etc.)

For example, here is Q5 from #onedchat:

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When answering a Twitter Chat Question, we use A1, A2, A3 – depending on the question number.  Here is an example of A5 from #onedchat.

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Activity for learning:

Find a chat related to your interests in education.  Make it a habit to follow the tweets.  When you feel comfortable, contribute to the chat by answering one of the questions.  Remember to use the proper Twitter chat conventions – the chat hashtag (e.g., #onedchat), and  “A” with the number of the question you are responding to.  This is a great way to build your PLN as you converse online about a topic that is of interest to you.

Resources:

Peeking Inside a Twitter Chat

Best Chats for Teachers in 2015