On July 9, 2013, @MsVictoriaOlson and I re-started up the hashtag of #bcedchat to promote British Columbian educators and provide a platform for those interested in connecting with other educators around the province and around the world. It has been an amazing opportunity for me to meet new educators, have deep conversations (we don’t always see eye to eye, but we are always respectful), and have new ideas sprout. Tonight is the 13th chat for #bcedchat, and the number of educators using the hashtag is growing each week.
I have approximately 1100 follower in twitter (and following just over 1000, the ones I don’t follow are usually businesses or advertising groups). With that, it is often difficult to follow what everyone is tweeting. I rely on retweets, mentions and the randomness of scrolling through hoot suite or tweet deck. I don’t always get to see everything that is posted, but that is what conversations are always about. If I were in a dinner chat, and moved about the room, I wouldn’t hear everything, but I would get a sample of what people were talking about. It’s the same in the ed-chats; I don’t read every tweet, but I get the gist of the conversation through replies and retweets.
As it is Connected Educator Month (#CEM), #bcedchat will be talking about being a connected educator this Sunday. Check out the archives, if you miss it, or just join in at 7 pm PDT. The challenge today is “bring-a-friend”, so check it out!