It’s been absolutely amazing to see our community of teachers growing and students applying their knowledge of coding in creative ways. We are excited to start hosting a monthly Twitter chat to talk about all things related to robots, coding, making, creativity, and more! Each chat will be based around a topic and guest hosted by a teacher in our community.
We want teachers to engage with each other in an open, honest dialogue. There are no ground-rules other than: be respectful and be yourself. It’s totally ok to talk about other products or the challenges you are facing with Dash & Dot. This is a space for you.
Announcing our first #createwithcode Twitter chat
Inspiring Creativity with Coding, hosted by Jennie Magiera on Monday, April 27 from 6:45pm-7:45pm EST (that’s at 3:45pm PST).
Jennie is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, a network of 32 neighborhood Chicago Public Schools. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, White House Champion of Change, and Chicago Public School’s 2012 Tech Innovator of the Year, she have been exploring ways to redefine education through effective technology use. In 2010. She is passionate about making classrooms creative, innovative and outstanding places to learn. Check out her blog, and follow her on Twitter!
How to join a Twitter chat
Chats take place with a common hashtag. For our chat, the hashtag is #createwithcode. If you’re looking for the party, simply search #createwithcode using your favorite Twitter app, and you will see a stream of conversation. Participate simply by writing #createwithcode somewhere in each Tweet you post during the chat (usually at the end). Then your tweet will be tagged with everyone else who is in the chat!
If you’re using an app like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck, we recommend putting two streams next to each other: one with the #createwithcode search, and one with your mentions. You’ll be able to follow the conversation while also seeing who’s talking to you!
Our Twitter chats are an hour long. You can join at any time or even just read along if you’re looking to learn before contributing. The first 5 minutes will be about introductions, the next 40 minutes will be hosted by the guest teacher in a Q/A format. During the last 15 minutes, we will turn it over to the rest of the participants. Have a question of your own to ask, or want to make a comment about something? This is your time to do it!
We are excited about our first Twitter chat and will be making changes and improvements as we learn more about what you want to talk about. Our philosophy is to learn a lot, be helpful, don’t take ourselves too seriously, and have fun along the way. Follow us at @wonderworkshop to get updates!
Have an idea for a topic, and want to host the next Twitter chat? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!