You're a 2nd grade teacher in a small school and you have some 2nd grade questions. Where do you turn?
You're a high school social studies teacher and you want to look for new ways to engage students in your subject. Where do you turn?
There is a whole world of resources out there for the connected educator. You can read articles or follow blogs but you will get the most out of direct interaction. Twitter may be your resource.
I will assume that you know something about Twitter and Tweetchats.
- R U Following Education Tweet Chats (March 2, 2014)
- 9 Steps for Successfully Engaging in the #IAedchat (June 7, 2014)
What astounded me was when I found a directory Education Tweet Chats that was posted by Cybrary Man. Not only are there hundreds of chats listed, it is organized by the day and time when they meet weekly. It is an unbelievable resource.
Moreover, the hashtags that are used for the weekly tweetchats are wonderful ways to find other people with similar interests during the week. You can use these hashtags to find others with your interests, or share ideas/resources that you think others in your field will enjoy.
Did you know that there are hashtags for each grade? If you are a 2nd grade teacher and you want to see what other 2nd grade teachers are posting on Twitter, you just need to search for #2ndchat
If you want to connect with other Social Studies teachers, you just need to search for #sslap (Social Studies Teacher-Like-a-Pirate) or #sschat (Social Studies Teacher Chat).
What do you do? How do you use Twitter to connect/discover with distant colleagues?
Which Tweet Chats do you find the most helpful?
Please share your ideas and hashtags with our other readers.