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.

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: Fostering Reading and Math Engagement Online

  • Define and discuss the components of student engagement
  • Explore ways to incorporate the use of technology to engage students in reading and math instruction
  • Share tech tools that support remote reading and math instruction

May 7 • 8PM ET: Virtual Field Trips: Take Your Students on an Adventure

  • Explore ways to use virtual field trips in various educational settings
  • Discuss the benefits of different types of virtual field trips
  • Share virtual field trips that can support instructional goals

May 21 • 8PM ET: Tools and Resources to be VOCAL online

  • Define and discuss the VOCAL approach to instruction
  • Explore methods to incorporate a VOCAL approach in the instructional environment
  • Share tools that enhance the teachers ability to be VOCAL

June 4 • 8PM ET: Self-care Tips and Strategies for Educators

  • Define and discuss self-care for educators
  • Share strategies for self-care
  • Explore tech tools that support educator self-care

June 18 • 8PM ET: Dive into Deep Learning: Communication

  • Discuss communication in the context of Deep Learning
  • Explore strategies to enhance communication in teaching and learning
  • Share tech tools to support communication as defined by deep learning

 

Access archives of past chats here.

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