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This is a quick post about the benefits of TweetDeck.  If you are a teacher and not on Twitter – you need to get started.  It is a powerful tool! Read why you should tweet right here!

For those teachers who are on Twitter and nervous about participating in a chat – that is OK!  Sometimes posting that first tweet can be stressful.  I still remember the first tweet that I posted in the #oklaed chat (Sunday evenings 8:00 CST), my heart was racing, my palms were sweaty.  I may or may not have been super nervous.  What I discovered was an amazing community of educators focused on teaching and learning.

Rare is the Sunday evening when I am not participating…self disclosure – the past two weeks I mostly missed.  There are other chats out there that are great – just google educational twitter chats and join up with one!

One of the best ways (but not the only way) to participate in a Twitter chat is by using TweetDeck.  This is not an app for your phone or tablet.  It is a website that has a file you can download on a computer (laptop or desktop, mac or windows).  I made a video on how to use TweetDeck – check out below and I look forward to seeing you in a chat!


About Scott

My name is Scott. After 18.5 years as a high school math teacher in public education I have made the move to become a full time PhD student. This decisions was difficult, but has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. Teaching in high school was an incredible experience for me, so leaving an environment that I loved for the unknown was a challenge. As I high school teacher, I taught almost every math course that could be offered. I was able to earn National Board Certification in Young Adult Math. I was honored as my building Teacher of the Year, no mean feat at Edmond Memorial High School!! My career changed as I became fascinated with educational technology and all of the things that it can do for teachers. I flipped my class. I used iPads and blogging (in high school math!!). I started using gamification and mastery learning. I changed my practice. I chose to go back to school to learn as much as I could. To bring that knowledge from academia and research to the teacher on the front line. I have had the opportunity to present at several conferences and share what I have learned with others. Its through these connections that we can be the best teachers we can for our students. They deserve it and we sell ourselves short when we don't give it. I love talking with teachers about change. About incorporating educational technology. About the power that they have to change lives. My blog space is me, it shares my passions and frustrations, my joys and my learnings. If you are interested in what I am studying, please visit my graduate school pages. If you are interested in the flipped classroom, I have some links to get your started. I would love to meet you! Do not hesitate to reach out! I would enjoy the opportunity to work with your staff or trade ideas with your teachers - let me know! Have a great day! #BeBrilliant


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