Spreading the Twitter Chat Love

I really enjoy Twitter chats. They are a great way to connect with the people in my PLN and to explore different educational topics. For the past two years I’ve also been hosting Twitter chats, participating as myself and using the PostEtmooc Twitter account. I enjoy hosting Twitter chats even more than I enjoy participating, as long as I remember to create the Storify before the Tweets start to disappear from the feed.

Last year Maureen gave me the opportunity to spread the Twitter love, by teaching #leadEPSB participants how to lead Twitter chats. It’s been a great opportunity to think about what makes a good chat. (In fact I have a half finished post about hosting Twitter chats, I really need to find the time to finish it.) We often gather in the same room to chat, even though we are all working on our own devices – we look a lot like my teenage daughters when they gather with their friends.

On Wednesday I supported Janet Bell as she hosted her first Twitter chat. Janet, Maureen and I met at Block 1912 Cafe and surfed on their wifi. Too bad we were too busy Tweeting to have desert, their baking looked fantastic!

Janet and Maureen #leadEPSB Twitter Chat
Janet and Maureen #leadEPSB Twitter Chat

Here is Janet’s Storify of the chat. She was a a great Twitter chat host!

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