My colleagues and I have been wanting to present our district with a staff-wide Twitter challenge. With approximately 3500 staff members, this would be an excellent means of communication about topics like classroom management, technology integration, project-based learning, and digital literacy; everyone from kindergarten teachers to high school instructional aides - even board members and parents could join in to find out what's happening in classrooms across the district.
While that dream is fast approaching, we are practicing with smaller professional development groups like the Billings Tech Cadre. In preparation for our meeting with them this weekend, I created a handy reference to introduce participants to the tools, abbreviations, and lingo that will [hopefully] help them successfully participate in an edchat.
**and yes, "CHEET" is purposely misspelled. If it bothers you, let me know and I'll decide whether or not I'm going to change it!
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