Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Connecting Educators through Twitter using #AgEduChat

As you all know, education is an everchanging field. Instructional strategies, assessments, and technologies are much different than what was used 5-10 years ago.  5-10 years from now education is going to be much different than today even. It is changing so fast it is sometimes hard for teachers young and old or even students learning to be teachers to keep up with the new trends.

I am sure we all want an easier way to locate and begin interacting with one another to ask questions and share teaching ideas, resources, and other tips and tricks for others. With those in mind, some of us involved in agricultural education across the nation have decided to start #AgEduChat* and we want you to join us.

#AgEduChat will be a bi-weekly fast-paced, thought provoking chat using Twitter to stream the discussion.  We will use #AgEduChat to discuss and address what is going on in education and specifically agricultural education.  Topics will range from classroom management to student motivation to FFA to parent/community involvement and many others. We are looking forward to addressing any topics or issues that you may have questions about or expertise in that we can share with others.

Our first #AgEduChat will be Sunday November 7th from 7:00-8:00 PM EST.

If you have any questions please contact, via Twitter, @DrewBender or, via GMail, if you do not have a Twitter account - bender.140@gmail.com to learn how to set up an account.

Also, for tips and tricks on to set-up a Twitter account or to better understand how to use it, please use the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Social Media Guide.

*#AgEduChat is what is considered a hashtag used on Twitter to allow users to tag a post and share a personal perspective on a topic. They are designated by the "#", followed by a tag.  Using hashtags allows Twitter users to search for the conversation streams and communities on Twitter.

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