Another great chat tonight. We were discussing creating a positive classroom environment and the ideas and sharing was awesome. We had a number of new chatters tonight which was awesome. I have to say that having more people join has really added a new dynamic to the chat. At one point I could follow most of the conversations taking place. Now, even with two columns for #saskedchat in my tweetdeck, it’s still hard to follow along and keep up.
For anyone new to the chat, there have been a number of suggestions for following along. I use tweetdeck to organize for the chat. If you are looking for some ideas for following along with the chat you might try tweet chat. It has some neat features that make following a bit easier.
Twubs is another online tool that you can use.
Once you log in or enter the hashtag, you will be directed to the #saskedchat page
Like other twitter clients, the stream will flow on the page. A nice thing about twubs is that you don’t have to enter the #saskedchat hashtag, it’s already there so you just need to add what you want to say.
If you click the Enable Chat Mode, you get more space for just the chat – all the other distractions are gone!
Both of these work really well on a laptop or desktop. For iPad, I have used Hootesuite and the twitter client and prefer Hootesuite. For a laptop or desktop I would recommend tweet deck.
If you use tweetdeck, you can login on a browser and it will show you a duplicate of what you have on your desktop version – so if you are away from your computer you can still use tweetdeck just like on your desktop!
If you have any questions, please let me know by contacting me @kwhobbes on twitter or go to my website www.kellychristopherson.ca and leaving an email. Thanks again for all the great sharing and the time each of you take to make your classrooms better learning environments for your students.