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.

March 21 • 8PM ET: Using Social Media to Build a Sense of School Community

  • Discuss the need for strengthening and building a united school community
  • Discuss the benefits of using social media to impact school culture
  • Share various social media tools and how they can be used to increase community engagement

April 4 • 8PM ET: The Modern School Library

  • Discuss the role of the school library in the 21st century school
  • Discuss technology tools that assist in promoting student learning in the library
  • Share resources and ideas to support learning and teaching

April 18 • 8PM ET: Tech Tools for Accessibility

  • Discuss the need for technology to provide accessibility to learning for all students
  • Share resources to meet the individual needs of students
  • Explore ways to collaborate with school teams to ensure appropriate tools are being used in the classroom

May 2 • 8PM ET: Teacher Preparation: A Chat for Future Educators

  • Share helpful tips and information for future educators
  • Discuss best instructional practices and methods proven effective in the classroom
  • Create an opportunity for experienced and future educators to engage in meaningful dialogue

May 16 • 8PM ET: Using Images in the Classroom

  • Discuss the impact images can have with regard to engagement and learning outcomes
  • Share resources for successful usage of images in the classroom
  • Share technology tools useful in creating and using images with your students

June 6 • 8PM ET: Digital Equity

  • Define digital equity and its impact on education
  • Share resources that aid in creating equitable learning experiences for all students
  • Discuss challenges with regard to digital equity and brainstorm ways to combat them

June 20 • 8PM ET: Ways for Educators to Stay “Connected” Over the Summer

  • Discuss the importance of ongoing professional learning and development
  • Share ways to build and maintain a PLN during the summer
  • Share resources for educators to stay connected all year long

 

Access archives of past chats here.

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