How do you connect with over 400 educators from 6 different countries from around the world at once with out having to leave your house, travel, dress up or register? Basically, all you have to do is join twitter and follow the #satchat hashtag every Saturday, and you will find connections abound.
This Saturday, I had the pleasure of being a co-moderator with the #satchat crew. Scott Rocco, Brad Currie and Billy Krawkower volunteer their time every Saturday to provide the format for the discussion. All I had to do as the co-moderator was provide 6 questions, and be sure to keep the discussion going. Since it is Connected Educators Month, I wanted to do something besides just having an hour dedicated to “preaching to the choir” but rather I wanted it to be an opportunity to discuss how and why were are connected, and more importantly, what are we doing to share this news with others!
Here were my questions…. If you were not able to participate, please feel free to send me a comment of your responses.
- What did it take for you to become a connected educator!?
- What do you tell people about being connected?
- What is the biggest obstacle to getting educators connected?
- How does being connected assist you with the transparency of your class, school or district?
- How much time does it take to be a connected educator?
- What does your PLN mean to you?
It’s funny, I said that #satchat is an hour, but it took me over two hours to go through my feed and connect/reconnect with the participants. So the discussion goes well beyond the 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM time slot. That is why the #satchat hashtag usually trends all day on twitter. It is so powerful!
Here is the storify of the experience.