It might seem strange given that you can only send 146 characters at a time, but it turns out that Twitter is a pretty awesome tool for “chats”. A Tweet-Chat is an organised discussion around a specific issue or topic. In education there are #ozengchat #blacked chats etc.
A few months ago educator Luke Pearson started #iXchat*. Each Wednesday you can join in the discussion (or happily lurk) at 8.30pm (NSW time during summer). Last week’s discussion around Indigenous education issues was so good, nobody noticed that an hour had passed.
#iXchat is an opportunity for teachers to learn and discuss issues. It’s PD for free.FYI: I use TweetChat as a good way to keep up with the conversation. Log in using your Twitter Account, throw in the hashtag you want to follow, tweet away and TweetChat adds the hashtag for you.
Hope to see you there.
*The iX for the uninitiated means Indigenous Excellence. IndigenousX was first a hashtag on Twitter (tweeting good news stories) and eventually turned into a Twitter account of its own. It is run by Luke, and each week a different Indigenous person tweets from it.
** Sadly, I won’t be there tonight as it’s the first P&C meeting for 2013 at Aviation High and I have to take minutes.