Twitter chats are an engaging and novel way to expand your professional learning network. Like webinars and workshops, Twitter chats are scheduled for a specific date and time, and focus on a certain topic. Using a unique hashtag, users can follow discussions and comments around the designated topic. A moderator often helps lead a discussion and asks questions.
Below is a list of the 5 Twitter chats that PowerUp WHAT WORKS follows and attends. These chats engage all kinds of audiences, from educators to parents, and cover a range of issues in education.
Check out these Twitter chats to get started!
1.#edchat; Tuesdays 12 pm and 7-8 pm EST
#edchat is one of the most popular education chats in the twitter-sphere. Tweeters share useful resources during the week using the same hashtag, including new PowerUp resources. The hashtag #edtech is frequently used alongside this chat.
2. #edtechchat; Mondays 8-9pm EST
If you are interested in educational technology, this is a must-attend chat for you. It attracts all audiences, from teachers to PD facilitators and administrators.
3. #spedchat; Tuesday 9-10pm EST
Learn about the latest resources and research on issues related to students with disabilities. Moderators select different topics for each Tuesday.
4. #pdchat; Ongoing
Twitter is a great online community for growing your professional learning network. Participate in the ongoing #pdchat to learn about PD opportunities, articles, and resources for all educators.
5. #lrnchat; Thursdays 8:30-9:30pm EST
#lrnchat is a place for people interested in the topic of learning, who use Twitter to learn from one another and discuss how to help other people learn.
Looking for additional Twitter chats for educators? Find more, here.
Want more details about the basics of Twitter? Check out the links below to read blog posts on how to use Twitter:
Acknowledgement: Special thanks to Caroline Martin for helping to compile this blog post.