What are #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets?
Every month Microsoft Education organizes multiple social events on Twitter to collaborate with educators. The hashtag we use to organize it is #MSFTEduChat. A team of topic specialists and MIE (Microsoft Innovative Educator) Experts prepare and host these TweetMeets together. Prior to the event, our team of educator hosts crafts seven questions around a certain topic and shares these questions, together with a range of resources, a blog post and related background information, so that all participants can prepare themselves. You can learn more about TweetMeets in the TweetMeet Course on the Microsoft Education Community.
Why join the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets?
Check out the awesome TweetMeet recommendation videos that our hosts created especially for this month’s events. Here’s their Sway:
When is the next TweetMeet?
Join us Tuesday, July 18th for one or both Twitter chats using the hashtag #MSFTEduChat and, of course, our key tag #MicrosoftEDU to learn from educator and Microsoft Teams product experts how you can save time, improve classroom organization and bolster collaboration in your classroom with Microsoft Teams in Office 365 for Education. To accommodate a global audience, two event sessions are held at 10AM and 4PM PDT. Each session lasts one hour. For other countries and time zones in the world, check the local event times for session 1 and for session 2. For example: if you’re in Sydney, Australia, the second event would take place Wednesday, July 19th at 9AM AEST.
New to Microsoft Teams?
Start by reading our Microsoft Teams for Education announcement, then dive into the Microsoft Teams Education Resource Collection and watch the brand-new How To Launch Microsoft Teams in your Classroom video playlist.
Do check out the full Microsoft Teams Introduction Course on the Microsoft Educator Community that just got launched as well.
At Microsoft Education we are curious to learn how many of you are already working with Microsoft Teams. You can share your experiences with us through this quick Twitter poll:
— Microsoft Education (@MicrosoftEDU) July 14, 2017
To prepare for the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet events, have a look at the questions:
- What role do teams and collaboration play in your classroom today?
- How do your students currently collaborate and communicate digitally?
- What excites you about the new Microsoft Teams for Education?
- Where in Microsoft Teams can newcomers have success right from the start?
- How does Microsoft Teams empower student voice and build confidence?
- Which Microsoft Teams features give time back to teachers and staff?
- What features would you like see added in future releases/updates of Microsoft Teams?
Who are the hosts?
For the TweetMeets on Microsoft Teams for Education, we have an incredible lineup of knowledgeable hosts:
Be sure to follow each of them on Twitter:
- Rob Dickson @showmerob (USA)
- Anthony Newbold @NewboldEDU (USA)
- Darren Clay @DarrenClayEDU (USA)
- Kali Alford @TechnitKali (USA)
- Rob Baker @daperfecttablet (USA)
- Andrew Lovett @ALovett75 (Canada)
- Gene Vangampelaere @Vangampelaere (Belgium)
- Eric Dronneau @EDronneauProf (France – will tweet in French)
- Scott Bricker @BrickerCoaching (USA)
- Hamish Barclay @Barclay_Hamish (New Zealand)
- Anna Kellner @kellkell85 (UK)
- Cathy Cavanaugh @CathyCavanaugh (Australia)
- Ginno Kelley @LeadingLightsCE (Australia)
And our hosts from Microsoft Education are: