Confused about the use of Twitter as a collaborative tool for educators? Watch this short slide presentation by Katie Wardrobe (Twitter @katiesw1), a music educator from Melbourne, Australia. Katie does a great job of encapsulating the strength and simplicity of Twitter as a professional development tool.
Thanks to Nathan Grimm (@n8ngrimm) for this widget.
Need to get involved with a Twitter PLN?
Read more of my thoughts about the use of Twitter as a professional tool in this post.
Here’s a list of groups and times. To participate, use there are some great Twitter interfaces to help you keep up. My favorite is TweetGrid – you can have multiple columns scrolling all the time. One for the #hashtag you are following (i.e. #MusEdChat), one searching for your own user name (to remember what you said and what others say to you), and I have a third column to follow the discussion moderator. You can customize how you like. Other popular interfaces are: Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, TweetChat, & Seesmic.
- #ssChat Social Studies 3-4PM (All times Pacific [US])
- #engChat English 4-5PM
- #MusEdChat Music Education 5-6PM [Poll/Transcripts] [Music PLN] [Facebook]
- #hsc Home School Chat 5-7PM 2nd Monday of the Month
- #ellChat English Language Learners 6-7PM [Facebook]
- #edChat 500+ educators, world-wide 9-10AM & 3-4PM
- #sciChat Science 6-7PM
- #smChat Social Media Discussion 10-11:30AM
- #Web20Chat Web 2.0 Tools 3-4PM
- #DistEd Distance Education 4-5PM
- #ntChat New Teacher Chat 4-5PM
- #ptChat Parent-Teacher Chat 6-7PM
- #innoChat Talk about Innovation 9-10AM
- #elemChat Elementary Education 2-3PM [Wiki]
- #artsEd Arts Education 4-5PM [Topics/Blog][Transcripts]
- #mathChat Mathematics 4:30-5:30PM [Wiki]
- #gtChat Gifted & Talented 4-5PM [Article]
- #blogChat Blogs & Best Practices 6-7PM
Have a Great Time Collaborating & Learning!