by Rebecca Wilkins

January 19, 2016

If you’re an educator and you haven’t joined a Twitter chat, you’re missing out on some great resources. Here are the top 5 we’ve been following lately:

  1. Currently, our favorite chat is #BmoreEdchat. Last week’s chat was about “gameification” of the classroom. The chat is filled with positive and enthusiastic teachers that will make you remember why you love teaching (just in case you ever forget 🙂 ). Join them Wednesdays at 9pm ET.
  2. #edchat  is the best chat to follow if you prefer information over collaboration. #edchat is huge and flows over into the rest of the week after the official chat time. Search the hashtag for some great resources. Join the conversation on Tuesdays at 12pm ET and again at 7pm ET.
  3. If weekends are better (and you’re and early bird) try joining #satchat every Saturday morning at 7:30 pm ET. This chat is more administrator and big-picture focused, but it’s a great place for educators of all types to connect. Read more about #satchat here.
  4. Tell all the new teachers at your school to follow #ntchat. Join them on Wednesdays at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET.
  5. Choose your friends: #kinderchat, #elemchat, #mschat are the best for Kinder, Elementary, and Middle School focused chats. These are good for finding specific resources and tips that are appropriate for your students’ level.​

Bonus! Join us for the first 2016 #STEMchat

KitHub is partnering with #STEMchat to talk STEM Ed!

If you’re new to twitter chats, here’s what you need to know:

  • Find a chat platform you like. We use TweetChat.
  • You can just follow along without participating. If you decide to join in  make sure you include the hashtag in your tweet!
  • Make sure to follow people if you like what they’re sharing. It’s a great way to make connections!
  • If your twitter account posts to another social media platform, make sure to turn it off before you start chatting so your friends don’t get bombarded with posts.
  • Include handles if you reply to people directly.
  • Enjoy the conversation by quickly saving links that you want to look at later.

Twitter chats are a quick and easy resource for staying up to date in education. Look out for @kithub in your next twitter chat and say hi!

About the author 

Rebecca Wilkins

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