Saturday, August 31, 2013

Just bumped into a colleague, who works in another district.  We were having a great talk and I mentioned how much fun we are having on #LivEd and if he could pass the word along.  He said that he would, so I sent along a thank you along with some basic info about our chats.  If you have a favorite chat, wouldn't it be great to include more folks from your district and surrounding districts?  Well maybe we could collaborate on some ways.  I'll start by posting my chat info for #LivEd, and maybe it could be of some use or spark another idea:

It's goal is to connect Livingston County educators to educators around world through social media using Twitter.  It open to administrators, teachers, and other interested staff.  Example discussion topics may include technology integration, best practices, project-based learning, and other relevant education topics.   We chat on Wednesdays at 9pm.  It usually runs one hour, and anyone interested can log on to a Twitter account and search for #lived (Livingston Educators) or send a message with #lived in the message.  You may know of some other education based chats such as #edchat and #miched which are very popular for education related discussions across the country and state.

After attending the MACUL conference earlier this year, we realized how teachers around the country are connecting through social media for ongoing professional development.  We wanted to bring this idea back to our area.  If you like this idea, please forward to any interested parties.  Please send me any thoughts or questions....

So there is one way to increase the collaboration of our very young, but fun, chat.  If you get a chance to use it, or get another idea on including more folks to Twitter or education chats, please let us know in the comments or on Twitter!  Thanks!


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