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.
September 3 • 8PM ET: Commit to Creativity: International Dot Day
- Discuss the benefits of creativity, courage, and collaboration
- Explore strategies for integrating creativity, courage, and collaboration across various curricular areas
- Share tips for participation in the International Dot Day
September 17 • 8PM ET: Creating a Classroom Community
- Discuss the components of building a classroom community
- Share strategies to help students with difficult conversations
- Explore ways to build empathy in the classroom
October 1 • 8PM ET: Active Learning Strategies and Resources
- Define and discuss the components of active learning
- Share tech tools that support active learning strategies
- Explore ways to incorporate active learning in the classroom
October 15 • 8PM ET: Digital Citizenship: How to teach it and Resource Round-Up
- Discuss the importance of digital citizenship
- Explore tools and resources that support digital citizenship
- Share tips and strategies for integrating digital citizenship in the classroom
November 5 • 8PM ET: Assessment Tools and Resources
- Discuss indicators that learning is taking place to drive instruction
- Explore tech tools that can be used to assess students
- Share strategies to integrate assessment tools and strategies
November 19 • 8PM ET: Facilitating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
- Discuss awareness and understanding of different perspectives
- Strategies to practice and improve communication skills
- Explore critical-thinking approaches, such as the ability to identify and question assumptions, to evaluate arguments, and to pose counter-arguments
December 3 • 8PM ET: Hour of Code: Are you ready?
- Discuss the benefits of integrating coding into instruction
- Explore strategies for coding across various curricular areas
- Share tips for participation in the Hour of Code
December 17 • 8PM ET: Mixing Up Blended Learning
- Define and discuss the components of blended learning
- Share tech tools that support blended learning
- Explore ways to incorporate the use of blended learning in face-to-face and remote instruction
Access archives of past chats here.
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