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 5 • 8PM ET: Online Learning: Turning it into Student Success

  • Define online learning and discuss its importance in K12 education
  • Discuss that impact of students thriving with the ability to learn online, on-demand
  • Share resources and websites/apps that provide powerful learning experiences for students

September 19 • 8PM ET: How to Increase Student Engagement Using Technology

  • Discuss the benefits of using technology to increase student engagement
  • Explore various apps and websites that foster increased student engagement and powerful learning experiences
  • Share helpful resources to begin to incorporate more technology tools into daily lessons

October 3 • 8PM ET: Digital Resources for Self-Regulation

  • Define self-regulation and discuss its importance in K12 education
  • Explore tools that can help students regulate themselves
  • Share tips and strategies for facilitating self-regulation in the classroom

October 17 • 8PM ET: Limited Access to Technology: Tips and Strategies

  • Discuss strategies for maximizing available classroom technology
  • Explore alternative ways to use tech tools
  • Share tips for creating authentic group learning activities

November 7 • 8PM ET: Tips, Tools, and Strategies for Digital Writing

  • Define digital writing and discuss its place within new digital literacies
  • Explore strategies that support learning across subject areas
  • Share tips for using tech tools to support multimodal literacy

November 21 • 8PM ET: Getting Ready for the Hour of Code

  • 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 5 • 8PM ET: Tech Tools to Support Universal Design for Learning

  • Define Universal Design for Learning
  • Discuss Universal Design for Learning guidelines
  • Share tech tools that support UDL

December 19 • 8PM ET: Using Digital Tools to Demonstrate Learning

  • Discuss indicators that learning is taking place
  • Explore tech tools that can be used to enhance learning goals
  • Share tips for using tech tools

 

Access archives of past chats here.

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