**Update to the Twitter Basics! Webinar. Next month we would like to see how many TeachersEngage community members we can engage in a Twitter chat. To do this we are asking for your help. Please sign up to receive Twitter Tips and reminders for the next two weeks as we prepare to engage in a fun Twitter chat designed to help YOU, use Twitter. I also included questions to help inform next year's Twitter chats.
As this next chat will be held after our annual community conference, on November 5th, I'll be asking community peeps JoAnn Murphy-Genter Tom Diener Naomi Harm Dyane Smokorowski and others to join me in spreading the word! PLEASE TAKE THIS SHORT TWO MINUTE SURVEY TO PROVIDE INPUT: Twitter @EngageChat SURVEY
As we are trying to increase participation I would appreciate some feedback as to whether the time and the day of the week works for folks or if we should consider moving the day and time. Thanks for any help you can give! Happy day!
For those of you who weren't able to join us as we began this month's #EngageChat with a short presentation on Twitter Basics, here is the full presentation (with some additional slides not on the webinar recording). Naomi also shared some fabulous resources with me! Those are:
Three great PDF's:
Naomi has been working hard on her Connected Educators Symposium in WI! Thank you Naomi - you rock! Thank you to Marshal Conley too who helped me with my first solo Engage webinar I am looking forward to improving and doing more in the future. Stay tuned!
Webinar recording: http://engageteachers.adobeconnect.com/p1c8l7twius/
Presentation and PDF resources attached!
SO NOW WE ARE ASKING YOU, ENGAGE PEEPS, WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TWITTER RESOURCES, CHATS OR HASHTAGS?
My favorite hashtag is #tlchat (teacher librarian resources) You can find other hashtags here The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags | Edudemic ...I just attended the Discovery Ed summer institute and the tag for the session is #densi2012 so I will be going through those tweets this weekend to gather my resources. How do you use twitter?
Hi Susan, I try to use the use one, share one rule. It's a way to show that you are not just using this very powerful communication tool to gather ideas but also to share them! The other way that I use Twitter is to engage in some of the chats that I am most interested in. I love #atplc (All things Professional Learning Community) that is hosted by Solution Tree, the publisher of really great educational books). It's on Thursday, at 9pm ET.
Hi Carol, I hope that you've had a chance to see the webinar. I kept it to just under an hour and really wanted to give some very basic facts about Twitter and help people understand how to locate good information - relevant to their content areas or passions. We will try and get another one during the month. Please let me know what you found most useful and what you would still like to know more about! Thanks.
I love the #edchat, #gtchat, #ntchat, and #lrnchat hashtags. I think my favorite chat is #edchat every Tuesday morning and evening. Here is a doc that will help you know what the various hashtags represent: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VelhMDERt4RxrX4rsF8aq8N2tma-gDme8fLpYMip4M0/edit?pli=1
Here is another hashtag helper along with times/dates for chats: http://cybraryman.com/chats.html
Hope this helps!
Blanca - I just wanted to say thanks again for a great webinar on the Twitter Basics. I made a commitment in January to give Twitter a chance this year. I have loved finding resources based on those that I followed but I was not using #tags for following specific topics the way I should have been.
I'm still trying to make my way through it and learning best practices when it comes to engaging people in conversation BUT I am learning so much about how to engage people and about timing, etc. Twitter chats work best when you have a committed set of people who are interested in using the tool to have conversations about a topic. Because the EngageChat is really meant to engage Intel Teach educators and continue conversations that we have in community, I think that my focus the next few months will be to teach (and learn) others about its usefulness and power way it can bring people together across states, continents and oceans!