Moderating a Twitter Chat
Twitter chats are great ways for educators to connect. Moderating a Twitter chat is definitely rewarding but requires some organization. Since “the answer is always a spreadsheet,” I created a template to facilitate the process for being a Twitter chat moderator.
In column B are some pre-written promotional tweets. You can add additional promotional statements to column B. The hashtag is automatically included in the tweet. Click on the blue link in column D to generate a tweet.
Use the keyboard shortcut Control W to close the twitter tab and go back to the spreadsheet.
The opener tab is the tweets you will use to open the chat. Welcoming people to the chat and telling them the format. You can add additional opening messages to column B. Use Column D to click on the blue link and create the tweet.
Prepare your questions in advance on the questions tab. The Q1, Q2, etc… will automatically be appended to your tweet. Omit those from column B. The hashtag is automatically added to the end of your tweet. Simply focus on the question. Click on the blue link in column D to launch the tweet during the chat.
The closer tab is your statements you say at the end of the chat. Again, use column D to click on the blue link to launch the tweet.