"There is no better place than Twitter to share, connect, collaborate, reflect, and ultimately improve your practice as an educator."
-Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, & Scott Rocco in 140 Twitter Tips for Educators
Networking, connecting, and learning through edchats.
Through Twitter, teachers can engage in "edchats". An edchat is a structured conversation in which participants respond to questions about their professional work in 140-character answers. There are hundreds (maybe thousands!) of edchats that take place each month on every topic a teacher can imagine. Through Twitter teachers can ensure that they access personalized, ongoing, high-interest professional development on a schedule that works for them.
Mark your calendar!
Included below is a list of edchats covering a range of topics, subjects and interests.
Getting started with edchats through #thinktankED.
#thinktankED is a week-long, one-question edchat designed to give educators the chance to reflect on their work, connect with other educators, and grow through the support of a personal learning network.
#thinktankED provides an easy access point for educators interested in using Twitter to grow professionally. Each week the chat uses Twitter to connect educators and help to grow personal learning networks (PLN). Through week-long conversations focused on a single question, educators have the chance to reflect on teaching and learning , share best practices, and build a powerful PLN.
#thinktankED takes place each week of the school year. Chats begin on Saturday and run through Friday each week.