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Twitter Chats

I’ve always been a big fan of twitter chats. Since discovering the benefits of twitter in education during my second year of teaching, I have found the scheduled chat to be the most rewarding aspect of the medium. It’s a chance to share ideas, get ideas and have your ideas affirmed. Most importantly, for me, is that they expose you to an extended learning network. You are able to engage with other professionals that are outside your own staff room. You get the benefit of collected experiences and contexts.

There are a plethora of scheduled chats on all sorts of topics. See here for a collection made by Jeannette James (@7mrsjames).  One that I keep going back to is #ozprimschchat. It is for Australian Primary School teachers – check, thats me.

I have been using this blog to not only document my professional learning journey as a teacher, but more recently to also map these against the AITSL Standards. Since twitter chats are considered professional development, I thought I would start documenting the chats I participate in here. These will also serve as a resource for the specific topics that are discussed. Tonight’s chat was on the Australian Curriculum – What needs to change?

 

 

One Response to Twitter Chats

  1. Jeannette James says:

    Hi Paul!
    Love the embedding of a twitter chat via storify at the end of your post and thanks for the mention. I am so pleased others are finding the list handy. Chats are a wonderful way to engage in professional dialogue, in the comfort of your own home, train, bus stop or shopping aisle! Not only is one able to converse with a variety of educators, these educators are not limited to your space; they can be located across our great nation or in London, Canada or Singapore. In addition, the chat is archived and able to be revisited at a later date. Perfect.
    Cheers @7mrsjames
    Jeannette James

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