When I first received my invite to join a TweetMeet with #MSFTEduChat and @MicrosoftEdu, I was excited. The excitement only seemed to grow as time passed and I engaged with the other co-hosts and learned how to best organise and run an event like this.
The images below are a good outline of what was organised for us. The team at #MSFTEduChat really know their stuff and if you ever have an opportunity to work with them, they will help you be your best self for the event.
The goal of the event was engagement, not self-promotion, not corporate promotion, but engagement: get educators sharing; highlight wonderful ideas; encourage conversations; follow people who are interesting, to encourage their PLN to grow! Our job was not to say how great Microsoft is (though it’s pretty good for teachers and learners) or to wax lyrical about any one product that is offered by a company (though plenty of that occurred naturally too: I am still partial to OneNote), our job was to get others to talk, and talk they did.
By the tallies we received, there were over 2 600 comments that featured in the TweetMeet and over 300 participants, both are increases on last month! What an amazing crowd to bring together and nurture. I can’t wait to see and hear about what some of the participants get up to, in the coming school year.
Follow @MicrosoftEdu; search for #MSFTEduChat on Twitter so you can stay up to date on what is coming for connected educators, like you, and connect with others; have a look at the Wakelet that was made of all the links from the event, it might take you a while to get through that one; or you can check out the Wakelet that the co-hosts helped populate; and last, but not least, is the Super Sway outlining everything about this event!
Thanks for reading and I hope to see you at the next TweetMeet.