Everything you need to know about Twitter Chat
What is Twitter Chat?
Twitter chats are one of the best ways for educators to connect with other educators, exchange and debate ideas, ask for help and provide assistance, find new resources and take action.
Why use Twitter Chat?
During #ECGlobal Twitter chats educators meet to engage in conversations by sending out tweets on a topic using a designated hashtag, for example, #ECGlobal or #ARVRinEdu, etc. During the twitter chat you’ll see educators tweet their responses in real time. Whomever is hosting or moderatoring the Twitter chat will pose questions (designated with Q1, Q2…) to prompt responses from the participants (using A1, A2…) and encourage interaction among the group.
How to sign up for a free Twitter account?
How to chat during a conference?
Set up twitter search for the hashtag, #ECGlobal or whatever hashtag is being used for the individual session you want to attend. You can simply click on the hashtag on a tweet to see all of the recent tweets around that Hashtag.
How to participate in a Twitter Chat - Step #1
How to participate in a Twitter Chat - Step #2
Once introductions are finished the moderators will commence guiding the conversation using their questions. Each question normally starts with a Q and a number to indicate which question it is.
Twitter Chat Etiquette
For organizational purposes, always include an "A" followed by the number of the question that you're answering.
If I am answering question 2 (Q2), I would include A2 at the beginning of my tweet containing the response or any comments related to that particular question.
Always include the chat hashtag in your responses, for our event, include #ECGlobal as well.
It’s OK to dip in and out of a Twitter chat. Drop by for the time you have and don’t feel guilty if you can’t stay for the whole thing.
Be polite and positive!
Don’t be afraid to contribute and jump in! It can be intimidating, but trust me, the moderators and participants will be glad to hear from you!
When answering a specific question or comment from another participant, use Twitter handles to identify who you’re speaking to in order to avoid confusion.
If starting a tweet with a person’s handle, include a “.” in front of an @ if you want your tweet to show up in everyone’s feeds.