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Hurray! A Successful #twitterchat

Today I finally participated in a Twitter chat!(Gif from giphy)

My last Twitter chat attempt was a bust, so I was excited to be successful in this one. While I only answered a few of the questions, I was able to participate and answer a few of the questions provided to participants. The chat that I joined was called #tlap ‘Teaching Like a Pirate’. While some of the questions were directly related to current teachers, I felt as though I was able to answer a lot of them even as a student. I loved hearing all of the positivity in the Twitter chat and I enjoyed reading some of the creative responses.

I started in the chat a little worried because I was struggling to find the question that was asked. My tweet deck was filling me with a bunch of “A.2” tweets, but I did not know the question in which I was replying to. I decided to wait and see if I could come across the next question instead. Lucky for me I did, and was able to answer question 3 and 4! I did not answer question 5 because I got a little nervous as it seemed aimed at current teachers so I took this time to read some responses and set up my first screencast! I decided to use screencast to capture my tweet deck experience and show how fast the tweets roll in. I was surprised to see that people jump in and answer any of the questions whenever they arrive. I avoided answering the first question because I was late to the party, but next time I participate in a twitter chat I will be less nervous and cautious.



8 thoughts on “Hurray! A Successful #twitterchat

  1. Hey Kaitlyn!
    So awesome that you found a twitter chat that worked for you! What did you find was your favorite part? Did you develop any connections as a result? The title of this chat is so funny! haha
    Hoping you have a fabulous long weekend!


  2. The edchat I participated was a bust too. It wasn’t anything bad but to me it just felt like too many people were clashing with each other and stopped focusing on the other questions. They just wanted to defend their opinion (in a very polite way). Could you tell us when the #tlap chat takes place? I would love to check it out!


  3. Hey Kaitlyn!
    This is fantastic that you finally were able to successfully participate in a Twitter chat. I definitely remember my first Twitter chat – I was so nervous. It’s amazing how much information you can learn in such a short period of time, from so many people around the world. This is definitely one of the positives surrounding social media, because you can connect with other educators across the globe and you can learn from them and collaborate with them.
    I never heard of this Twitter chat before, so I would love if you could share a bit more on what types of questions are asked during this chat. I would also love to hear some of the things you learned from this Twitter chat.
    As for you not being able to find the question that was being asked, I have a little idea you could try. Since you are using Tweet Deck (great platform!) you could try adding a user column and assign the user to be the person who was asking the questions for the Twitter chat. From your Screencast, it looks like the questioner was Ryan Sheehy, so if you added Ryan as the user in one of the columns you would always have the questions available to you without having to scroll through the chat like crazy looking for the question that was asked. Hopefully this trick will help you when you take part in your next Twitter chat!
    Thanks for sharing!



  4. Kaitlyn, I too found that twitter chats move super fast and are kind of intimidating, always remember that more often than not everyone in those chats are super supportive! I can’t wait to try more out, and although they are definitely intimidating I think they offer a lot of knowledge and experience, so even if I am silently reading the chats I more than likely are going to learn a few tips, tricks, or advice! Way to try it out, and remember practice makes perfect :).


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