In Episode 25 of the EdTech TV Podcast Brent shares his thoughts on how to run a Twitter chat and also shares a language resource for yourself or for students.
How to Run a Twitter Chat
I was recently asked to guest host a couple of Twitter Chats:
I learned a lot just guest moderating, and wanted to share some of the lessons should you choose to run your own.
Twitter chats are massively popular and a great way to get to know other teachers and develop your own authority as a connected teacher. But to run a chat well, you need to step into it with the same type of organization that you do when you step into the classroom. Here are some steps you should consider when running a chat:
- Don’t do it alone!
- Decide on a topic
- Create a google doc – flesh out your questions
- Share out your chat ahead of time
- Plan your timing
- Create your images
- Open tweetdeck / twitter
- Announce upcoming qs
- Engage with participants
- Say your thanks and remind people to follow each other
Do you have any tips of your own to share? Leave them in the notes below to help everybody out!
Tatoeba.org is a website that collects sentences and their translations into other languages. It is user-run, so it can be a great resource for students to practice their language skills and to get a better sense of the nuances of their second or other language, as well as helping out others who wish to learn their language.
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