Join Massachusetts educators online for #EdChatMA

Sunday, 8-9 p.m. EST

What is a Twitter Chat?

An online discussion using Twitter. Twitter Chat participants use hashtags, such as #EdChatMA, to tag posts to be part of the conversation. The hashtags  make it easy to find and filter and later to archive the chat conversation.

How can I participate?

Sign up for a Twitter account, if you don't have one, so you can actively engage in the conversation. Even if you think you have nothing to say, you will be able to add new friends and experts to your Twitter #pln (personal learning network) during the chat.

You can follow along using Twitter, third party apps such as Tweetdeck or stand-alone chat clients such as Tweet Chat. This video provides a good explanation of your options.

 

Use the hashtag #EdChatMA to search for chat tweets and be sure to include #EdChatMA in your own tweets.

What if I can't be available on Sundays at 8 p.m.?

You can visit and/or subscribe to this archive of chats. Also, feel free to use the #EdChatMA tag any old time to direct your tweet to Massachusetts educators. If the hashtag takes off, Massachusetts educators will be chatting 24/7.

What about other Twitter Chats for educators?

#EdChat is one of the most popular, but you can find chats on a wide variety of educational topics, from preschool to graduate school. Inside Higher Education maintains this list of higher ed chats: http://www.insidehighered.com/twitter_directory and Jerry Blumengarten, a.k.a. @cybraryman1, has a growing list for preK-12 chats: http://cybraryman.com/chats.html.