How To Take Part
or Moderate a Chat on Twitter
Official Twitter Education Chat Shedule
Tips for Moderating Chats
Moderator instructions - Google Docs #sschat
10 Tools to Start a Twitter Chat @TheBradCurrie
My Ideas for Joint Chats
Request A Change or Addition - Education Chats
The date and time of chats is
determined by the organizer of the chat. A lot of times they
poll those on the hashtag about what day and time they would prefer.
Most chats are held once a week.
#edchat (held on Tuesdays now only at 7 pm EST (where I was a proud member of
moderator team) has a poll on Sunday. There are three proposed
topics. The one that gets the most votes is the 7pm chat topic.
The key is to get people to use the chat hashtag to stay in contact
during the week. People know the time and date by tweeting it out
using the chat hashtag.
The moderator of the chat facilitates the topic. Some chats
have a guided question format and others are free flowing.
Most chats allow you to share information and sites that are
pertinent to the topic.
Be the last person to vote before the poll closes to prevent a
I enjoyed being a member of the #edchat team.
I also organized and have moderated the
#engsschat. I have been a guest moderator on:
#ntchat, #sschat, #engchat,
#gtchat, #ptchat, #1to1techat,
#satchat #ohedchat among others.
My Twitter Chats page
1 - To
take part in a chat you first have to find the hashtag (#)
associated with it.
My Educational Hashtags page
Follow a Chat using one of the following:
Try Twubs, oneQube, tchat.io, TweetChat as once you put in the hashtag you do not have to do it
again during the chat
Best way to follow any chat - Screenr -
tweetgrid and tweetchat for following #edchat
3. In some cases you have to write the hashtag (#) of the chat you are
following each time that you tweet during a chat. TweetChat and some others once you enter it does it for you when you
4. Some chats like #edchat are fast and furious and hard to keep up with (It is
a real challenge when I am called on to moderate a chats). If
you like what someone has tweeted you can RT (retweet) that statement. You
can also reply directly to the individual.
Quote Tweet enables you to retweet as well as add your own tweet.