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.
#edchat – Education Chat
Noon and 7 PM EST #patue – Palo Alto Tech Using Educators Chat Check out PATUE Chat archives HERE.
#edchat – Education Chat Noon and 7 PM EST
#patue – Palo Alto Tech Using Educators Chat
Check out PATUE Chat archives HERE.
#techcoach – Tech Coach
8:30 PM EST
#techcoach – Tech Coach 8:30 PM EST http://techcoachchat.wikispaces.com/
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.
- Go to http://tweetchat.com
- Click “Sign In” in the upper right corner. This will ask you to pair your Twitter account with TweetChat.
- Once paired, enter the hashtag of the chat in the space provided.
- 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.
- 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