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How To Take Part in
or Moderate  a Chat on Twitter

Tips for Moderating Chats

Things to consider when moderating a chat on Twitter

How To Plan And Start Your Own Twitter Chat

Moderator instructions - Google Docs #sschat

How to be a rockstar Twitter chat moderator

7 Tips for Better Twitter Chats

How To Plan And Start Your Own Twitter Chat

Enjoy!

The date and time of chats is determined by the organizer of the chat.  A lot of times they poll those on the hashtag about what day and time they would prefer.  Most chats are held once a week.  There are exceptions such as #mathchat which has a rerun on another day.  Some chats will occur twice in the same day to aid different time zones.  Some of these chats are: #edchat, and #ELTchat

In most chats there is a poll set up a few days before the actual chat.  The poll lists 5 or so suggested topics.  The one with the most votes is the one that is the topic for that week's chat. 

For #edchat (held on Tuesdays at noon EST (mainly for those outside the US) and the second one is 7 pm EST) where I am a proud member of the  moderator team we have a poll on Sunday.  We have generally five proposed topics.  The one that gets the most votes is the 7pm chat topic and the runner-up is the noon chat topic.  The poll closes about 1 hour before the noon chat begins.

The key is to get people to use the chat hashtag to stay in contact during the week.  People know the time and date by tweeting it out using the chat hashtag. 

The moderator of the chat facilitates the topic.  Some chats have a guided question format and others are free flowing.

Most chats allow you to share information and sites that are pertinent to the topic.

Moderator Tip

 Be the last person to vote before the poll closes to prevent a tie.
Twitter Chats Worth Checking Out...

Understanding Twitter Chats – Part 1
Understanding Twitter Chats – Part 2

PLN - Not Just My Initials
What is a Twitter #chat?

26 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Twitter Chats

Archiving

How to archive hashtags with Archivist and Googles sites - YouTube

Tweet Archivist - Twitter Analytics, Archives And Social Media Monitoring

How to Easily Archive & Embed Tweets Using Search Hash & Google Drive
The Daring Librarian

How We Archive the Twitter Chat @ #BYOTchat

Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheet TAGS v3 – MASHe

Storify for Twitter chats · storify · Storify

Storify · Make the web tell a story

Tweet Binder

eFace Today: Save Time While Archiving Twitter Conversations


I am a proud member of the #edchat team and enjoy moderating that chat. 

I also organized and have moderated the #engsschat. I have been a guest moderator on:
#elemchat, #ntchat, #sschat, #engchat,
#gtchat, #ptchat, #1to1techat

 

1 - To take part in a chat you first have to find the hashtag (#) associated with it.

My Educational Hashtags Page

Please use the
Official Twitter Chat Schedule developed by @thomascmurray @cevans5095 @cybraryman1
 
 

2. Follow a Chat using one of the following:

Try Twubs, oneQube, tchat.io, TweetChat as once you put in the hashtag you do not have to do it again during the chat

Hootsuite

oneQube™

tchat.io

TweetChat

My TweetDeck Page

Twubs.com

Using Tweetdeck for Hashtag Discussions | Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter Chats: How to survive and thrive in a Twitter Chat… hockey style eh? | : the readiness is all

Twitterfall

How to use TwitterFall to get the most out of Twitter Chats

TweetGrid (You can follow one or more chats at the same time)

Twubs

Nurph. Chat Anywhere Using Twitter.

Best way to follow any chat - Screenr - @2footgiraffe:
tweetgrid and tweetchat for following #edchat

Tweeting With Your Twitter Community: How To Participate In A Twitter Chat

#Kinderchat: The Newbie's Guide to Kinderchat

Twitter and Educational Chats by @kylepace

You’re Killing Me Smalls: Three easy ways to achieve 100% Engagement | : the readiness is all


3. In some cases you have to write the hashtag (#) of the chat you are following each time that you tweet during a chat.  TweetChat and some others once you enter it does it for you when you tweet.


4. Some chats like #edchat are fast and furious and hard to keep up with (It is a real challenge when I am called on to moderate a chats).  If you like what someone has tweeted you can RT (retweet) that statement.  You can also reply directly to the individual.

Finding the time of a chat
in your time zone

Every Time Zone

Online Conversion - Time Zone Conversion

The World Clock Time Zone Converter

The World Clock – Time Zones

The Fixed Time World Clock

World Time Buddy

SleepingTime - Find the Sleeping Schedule of anyone


How to Get Started With Twitter Chats

How to participate in a Twitter Chat

The 10 Types of Twitter Chat Participants