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Published on October 14th, 2012 | by Jeff Herb

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Instructional Technology Twitter Chats

 

One of the best ways to learn is to share with others. Twitter is a great venue for this since there are millions of individuals signed up, thousands with your same interests, and hundreds of pre-existing chats that take place weekly to discuss particular topics.

This post is designed to help outline the different instructional technology Twitter chats that take place and (at the end of the post) how to get involved in a Twitter chat for the first time.

If you know of a chat that is missing, please let me know in the comments and I will add it to the list!

Also, as suggested by a reader, all the GoogleCalendar links will add that chat to your Google Calendar automatically – great idea! Add all the calendar items by clicking the button below.

Monday

#k12media – K-12 Media Literacy Chat
8 PM EST

#edtechchat – Ed Tech Chat – 8PM

Tuesday

#edchat – Education Chat
Noon and 7 PM EST

Noon:

7PM:

 

#patue – Palo Alto Tech Using Educators Chat

8PM EST

Check out PATUE Chat archives HERE.

Wednesday

#iPadchat – iPad Chat
1 PM EST

#web20chat – Web 2.0 Chat
6 PM EST

#1to1techat – Chat focusing on 1 to 1 programs
9 PM EST

#ECEtechchat
9 PM EST

Thursday

#tichat – Tech Integration Chat
8 PM EST

#techcoach – Tech Coach
8:30 PM EST
http://techcoachchat.wikispaces.com/

#BYOTChat – Bring Your Own Technology Chat
9 PM EST

Saturday

#SatChat – Saturday Chat – all purpose
7:30 AM EST and 10:30 PM EST

7:30 AM:

10:30 PM:

 

How to Participate in a Twitter Chat

The easiest way to participate in a twitter chat is to use a free website called TweetChat.com. In just a couple steps you’ll be ready to chat.

  1. Go to http://tweetchat.com
  2. Click “Sign In” in the upper right corner. This will ask you to pair your Twitter account with TweetChat.
  3. Once paired, enter the hashtag of the chat in the space provided.
  4. Tweets with this hashtag will automatically show up. You can type tweets in the space provided – TweetChat will automatically add the hashtag at the end for you.
  5. Change the refresh rate to a period that works for you. I like 5 seconds (minimum) since it keeps you updated on the conversation.

Questions about Twitter Chats? Post them below and I’ll help you out! Also, follow me on Twitter if you haven’t yet – @InstTechTalk

 

 

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Jeff Herb is an Educator, Blogger, and Podcaster focusing on Instructional Technology and finding ways to innovate the classroom using technology. Follow Jeff on Twitter to keep up with the latest in Educational Technology.



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