Had the opportunity tonight to take part in a chat on Twitter, focusing on technology integration. It was a collective group of people, from ALL over, who had a vested interest in sharing and collaborating with other educators on the topic of…technology integration. Given my former role as facilitator and my passion as an assistant principal now, I think it was a natural step for me to cohost the chat with my new friend, Cathy Brophy,(@brophycat)
It was ideas, questions, introductions, comments, and dialogue all centered around integrating technology in the classroom. There were teachers, facilitators, directors…all grades, all subject matters, all levels of experience, from the very new (@aliharper20) to a Twitter legend (@cybraryman1) .
It was the fastest hour of my whole summer break! There were over 500 tweets within the hour. That’s insane! 🙂 In a good way!
We’re working on a list of topics for next Thursday’s chat. Thinking two questions per hour, spending 30 minutes on each. You can come follow along, read what all they have to say or jump right in…we won’t bite!
One of my fave quotes is “The smartest person in the room, IS the room.” How can you not want to be in the room that is throwing around 500 comments about a subject you’re interested in? (For my LL’s, we’ll be visiting Twitter and chats during our fall inservice, :))
For those that took part in the chat, or missed it, the archive can be found here.
New to twitter? Unsure what I am talking about? Read this to get yourself going…
Next week’s chat will be on Thursday, 7/28, at 7pm CST. Join in! I’ll post our first questions as soon as we decide, 🙂 and I want YOU in my room!