Tonight is the first #MobileEdChat in a new professional development series. Panelists each post a video on a topic relating to the use of mobile technology in education, and that topic is then discussed in a Twitter Chat (#MobileEdChat). There will be three different topics discussed over three weekly sessions. What do you think about this series--in terms of format and the content discussed? Which topic are you most interested in? Do you like the structure of the series? Any and all input is welcome!
I liked the format for the Going Mobile EdChat. I look forward to the next two sessions in this series. I think the ideas shared and suggested links for resources is valuable. One was the "genius hour".
Jeanne, I was very interested in learning more about "genius hour" and a chat participant tweeted a number of resources to me. I'll share with the Community...
Thanks Joy! Joy on Twitter
I totally agree with Jon Wray's response to the question,
Q7: “What makes a good app?” @MathVirusSD asks. What criteria do you use when selecting an app for your classroom? #MobileEdChat
A7: Ones that allow students to do things almost impossible without the mobile device #MobileEdChat
What do you think makes a good app?
This was my first Twitter chat and it was awesome! I'm still learning from everyone but am surprised at what I am learning.
I started out wanting to know what a Twitter chat was and thought I'd be happy if I could just figure out this technology that educators are starting to use with students.
I signed in to Twitter very early to be sure I could get on and tweeted a question to see if I could do it. I don't know where that tweet went, but soon I realized I had to put #MobileEdchat somewhere in the tweet so it stayed within the chat.
I decided I had better just watch the tweets for a while and had been afraid they would fly by too fast to read. Then I discovered that I had control of showing a few tweets at a time. Yeah! I knew then I was in control and could handle this chat.
Toward the end I became brave enough to tweet again. It was retweeted (RT) and I thought it was so awesome that someone would do that with something I wrote.
I left with tired eyes from trying to keep up with the flow of conversation and a better understanding of the power of this technology. It turned out that serendipity played a role in my journey. I left the Twitter chat with a list of resources that I'm eager to explore. I hope others post more resources and strategies they learned found and liked in this first #MobileEdChat.
You can be sure I'll be back November 5th for the second Twitter chat. Thank you all for this online adventure.