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Bringing Education to the Twittersphere: A New Teacher's Reflections on Guest Moderating

Guest post by Lexi Funderlich

Jordyn and I had the pleasure of co-moderating the #nt2t Twitter chat on April 28. We got this opportunity when one of the main moderators reached out to Jordyn, and she asked me to join her. To start the process, we decided on a topic and chose a theme. While going through previous #nt2t chats, we noticed that many were dedicated to holidays, so we decided to look up the national holiday for our chat. National Superhero Day was the perfect fit, as we believe that every teacher is a superhero!

Jordyn and I collaborated to create question cards for an upcoming chat. We worked well together and used Canva to design the cards about two weeks before the chat. The day before the chat, we met and scheduled our tweets using TweetDeck. We divided the tasks and decided that Jordyn would send out the question cards, while I would retweet them and send countdowns to the tweets.

I had a great time participating in a Twitter chat! The chat had participants not only from the United States but also from Germany and New Zealand. My favorite part was learning about different strategies and tools. The most important lesson I learned from the chat was that assessments should not be made just for grading purposes, but rather to help students achieve mastery in their learning.

Jordyn and I highly recommend co-moderating a Twitter chat if you are interested in building your PLN! #nt2t would love to have guest moderators. 

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