#2ndaryELA Twitter Chat on Tuesday 11/8 Topic: Using Social Media to Connect With Other Educators

Join secondary English Language Arts teachers Tuesday evenings at 8 pm EST on Twitter. This week's chat will be about using social media to connect with other educators.

Brynn Allison, The Literary Maven & Kristy, 2 Peas and a Dog host #2ndaryELA on Twitter every Tuesday evening from 8 – 8:30 PM EST. #2ndaryELA is a weekly chat for secondary English Language Arts teachers focused on a topic. Every Sunday, we post the topic and questions on our blogs to allow you to prepare for the upcoming Tuesday evening’s chat. Thank you to everyone who joined us last night and we hope that you will join us again.

 

On Tuesday, November 8, our #2ndaryELA chat will be about using social media to connect with other educators.

The Format:
8:00 Intros: What and where do you teach? Include a link to your blog if you have one. #2ndaryELA
8:05 Q1: What forms of social media do you use to connect with other educators? Do you have a “teacher” account or just a personal one? #2ndaryELA
8:10 Q2: Do different forms of social media serve different purposes for you? Explain. #2ndaryELA
8:15 Q3: Have you used social media to do any collaboration with other educators? Describe your experiences. #2ndaryELA
8:20 Q4: Have you used social media to connect your students with other classrooms? Describe your experiences. #2ndaryELA
8:25 Q5: Would you like to collaborate or connect classrooms? Share what you are looking for and you may find an interested chat participant. #2ndaryELA

The Directions:
1. Log into Twitter on Tuesday from 8-8:30 PM EST.
2. Search for tweets with the hashtag #2ndaryELA in the search bar. Make sure to click “All tweets.”
3. Introductions are for the first 5 minutes.
4. Starting at 8:05 (@literarymaven or @2peasandadog) will post questions every 5 minutes using the format Q1, Q2, Q3, etc., and the hashtag #2ndaryELA.
5. Respond to questions using the format A1, A2, A3, etc. with #2ndaryELA.
6. Follow any teachers responding and who are also using #2ndaryELA.
7. Like and respond to other teachers’ tweets.

You can schedule your responses to the questions ahead of time using a scheduler  (but don’t forget to use A1, A2, etc., and #2ndaryELA). Links are encouraged, so be sure to use a link shortener like tinyurlbitlygoo.gl or ow.ly Just visit one of those links and paste your long link to shorten it for Twitter. Using images is also encouraged when relevant.

New to chats? Here are the rules:
1. Stay on topic & stay positive!
2. Please do not post or promote paid products unless specifically asked.
3. If you arrive late, try to look through other posts before beginning.
4. Feel free to just read, like, and/or retweet.
5. Always use our hashtag #2ndaryELA, including in your replies to others.
6. Make sure your Twitter feed is set to public. (Also keep in mind that Twitter is completely public – that means students, parents, and administrators can and will read what you tweet.)

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