OK2Ask Twitter Chats

Named one of the “40 education Twitter chats worth your time”
See this ISTE blog post by Diana Fingal

Twitter chats provide educators with an opportunity to connect and grow their PLN (personal learning network) based on shared interests. A Twitter chat or tweet chat is a live, real-time, Twitter event where a group of Twitter users meet at a predetermined time to discuss a specific topic, using a designated hashtag, in our case, #OK2Ask.

Twitter chats are a great way for educators to:

  • Connect with other educators
  • Exchange ideas
  • Learn about hot new topics & trends
  • Share best practices
  • Reach out for help
  • Provide assistance

Twitter chats are ‘pajama-compatible’ professional learning events that provide a great non-threatening way to meet new people with similar interests. While you can participate without contributing to the conversation, you will get more from the activity if you share. Keep in mind that traditional networking social customs apply — courtesy and respect.

TeachersFirst hosts bi-monthly Twitter Chats @SFLOK2Ask using #OK2Ask. See our schedule of upcoming topics below. Whether you are a new, seasoned, or veteran educator and/or twitter user, these sessions are for you!

Click here for more information about how to participate in our Twitter chats.

December 5 • 8PM ET: Tech Tools to Support Universal Design for Learning

  • Define Universal Design for Learning
  • Discuss Universal Design for Learning guidelines
  • Share tech tools that support UDL

December 19 • 8PM ET: Using Digital Tools to Demonstrate Learning

  • Discuss indicators that learning is taking place
  • Explore tech tools that can be used to enhance learning goals
  • Share tips for using tech tools

January 16 • 8PM ET: Tech Tools to Enhance School to Home Communication

  • Discuss the importance of school-to-home communication
  • Explore strategies on how to strengthen communication with families
  • Share tools that can be used to share information with students and their guardians

February 6 • 8PM ET: Using Technology to Develop a Growth Mindset

  • Define “Growth Mindset” and discuss the effect it has on academic achievement
  • Discuss the role of technology in developing a growth mindset
  • Share resources and tools that can help educators encourage a growth mindset in students

February 20 • 8PM ET: Develop Design Thinking Using Digital Tools

  • Define and discuss the components of design thinking
  • Explore the role of design thinking in education
  • Share resources and digital tools that can help manage the design process

March 5 • 8PM ET: Using Technology to Support Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles

  • Discuss UDL principles and strategies
  • Share resources and tech tools that support UDL principles
  • Explore ways to promote the use of UDL principles when planning instruction

March 19 • 8PM ET: Tips, Tools and Strategies for Curating Resources

  • Discuss curation strategies and their use in education
  • Share resources and tech tools that assist both teachers and students with curation
  • Explore ways to incorporate the use of curated resources in the classroom

April 2 • 8PM ET: ISTE Standards in Action: Using Technology to Implement the ISTE Student Standards

  • Discuss the ISTE Standards framework
  • Explore ways to use the ISTE standards for students when planning instruction
  • Share resources and tech tools that support the use of the ISTE standards for students

April 16 • 8PM ET: Support Reading and Math Workshop in the Classroom with Technology

  • Define and discuss the components of reading and math workshop
  • Share tech tools that support reading and math workshop
  • Explore ways to incorporate the use of technology in reading and math workshop

 

Access archives of past chats here.

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