Then, Jeannette C. sent me a link to Weekly Twitter Chat Schedules from Teachbytes. I was particularly interested in the #flipclass (flipped classroom teachers) that chats 8-9 p.m. EST on Mondays. On April 29, I monitored the chat session moderated by @LS_Karl and @lindsaybcole. Here's @LS_Karl's description:
@lindsaybcole and I are pinch-moderating #flipclass chat tonight: moving towards a paperless classroom. Join us - 8pm EST!
Since I have difficulty multitasking, it was a bit overwhelming to watch the speedy tweets zoom by and to try to sort out which answers went with which questions (not everyone follows directions and writes A2 for Q2). Most of the participants were high school teachers and college professors, so I didn't have a lot in common with them. I'll have to find a more suitable group later.
While I was researching educational Twitter Chats, I came across these three tips for teachers new to Twitter by Bill Ferriter. It has great information, so I thought I'd share some of it on this blog . . . but it does look oddly familiar. Is this something we already learned about in our ETrainer meetings? Maybe 11 Tools? Anyway, if I had learned it before, it hadn't completely sunk in; and it certainly doesn't hurt to have good ideas reinforced. Here's an excerpt from Bill Ferriter's blog:
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