How To Use Twitter To Improve Your Child’s Education

How To Use Twitter To Improve Your Child's Education - Includes Printable Education Chat Times and Education Hashtags


Within the past year, I made my journey into the world of Twitter.  I was pleasantly surprised at the large community of educators and parents that make up many Twitter groups.  I found resources, articles, and ideas that support education.  I also found chats for parents and teachers together, grade levels, subject areas, and many more.  How can all of this improve your child’s education?  Here are some ideas.

1.  Join a chat.  At first, it can be a little intimidating.  You can just sit back and read all the good ideas that are being shared.  When you feel ready, jump in and add your own comments and questions.  Some people enjoy using Tweet Chat to help follow the chat.

My absolutely favorite Twitter chat is #ptchat (Parent-Teacher Chat).  This chat is made up of teachers, parents, students, and administrators.  Different topics are discussed each week.  Everyone’s voice is heard.  You can find archives of past chats and a calendar of upcoming chats here.

Here is a list of other chats that you may enjoy following as well.  You can find a complete list of weekly education chats and hashtags here.

Education Twitter Chat Times

 (Printable Education Twitter Chat Times)

#ptchat Parent-Teacher Chat Wednesdays 9-10pm   EST
#kinderchat Kindergarten and Early Childhood Chat Mondays 9-10pm EST
#1stchat First Grade Teachers Chat Sundays 8-9pm EST
#2ndchat Second Grade Teachers Chat Wednesdays 8-9pm EST
#3rdchat Third Grade Teachers Chat* Wednesdays 7-8pm EST (2nd   Wednesdays of each month)
#4thchat Fourth Grade Teachers Chat Mondays 8-9pm EST
#5thchat 5th grade Teachers Chat Tuesdays 8-9pm EST
#6thchat 6th Grade Chat Tuesdays 9-10pm EST
#6thchat 6th grade teachers Chat Thursdays 8-9pm EST
#mschat Middle School Chat Thursdays 8-9pm EST
#midleved Middle Level (middle schools) Fridays 8-9pm EST
#hsmath High School Math Chat Tuesdays 9:30-10:30pm EST
#mathchat Math Teachers Chat Mondays 3:30-5:00pm EST
#engchat English Teachers Chat Mondays 7-8pm EST
#sschat Social Studies Teachers Chat Mondays 7-8pm EST
#scichat Science Teachers Chat Tuesdays 9-10pm EST
#slpchat Speech and Language Pathologists Sundays 2-3pm EST
#spedchat Special Education Chat Tuesdays 9-10pm EST
#ellchat English Language Learners Chat Mondays 9-10pm EST
#gtchat Gifted and Talented Chat Fridays 12-1pm & 7-8pm   EST
#stuvoice Student Voice Mondays 8:30-9:30pm EST

Some chats are “attended” more than others and meet consistently.

2.  Visit Education Hashtags

Even if you can’t make it to the chat, you can always view the hashtag at other times to find good ideas and to ask your own questions directly to teachers.

Here are a list of popular education hashtags:

Education Hashtags

(Printable Education Hashtags List)

#preschool #arted
#kindergarten #artsed
#kinderchat #earlyed (early education)
#1stchat #edapp & #edapps (educational apps)
#2ndchat #edchat
#3rdchat #elemchat
#4thchat #kidlit (literacy for kids)
#5thchat #rwworksop (reading/writing workshop)
#6thchat #speced (special education)
#midlevel (middle school) #spedchat (special education chat)
#mschat (middle school) #dylexia
#hschat (high school) #specialneeds
#reading #bilingual
#phonics #autism
#spelling #gifted
#math #gtchat (gifted and talented chat)
#fractions #pechat
#measurement #homeschool
#science #homeschooling
#writing #hs (homeschool)
#grammar #STEM (Science,Technology,Engineering, Math)
#literacy #ACT
#geography #SAT
#biology #scholarship
#science #histedchat (history chat)
#physics #sschat (social studies chat)
#chemistry #musedchat (music chat)

  Click here to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Related Posts:
What is Common Core? (Common Core Part 1)
Preparing Your Child For The First Day Of School
Parent Tips For Parent-Teacher Conferences
How To Have A Successful Parent – Teacher Conference (Free Conference Planning Printable)
Getting Involved In Your Child’s School
Communicating With Your Child’s Teacher
How Do I Help My Child Become A Better Reader?
How Can I Help My Child With Reading Comprehension?
Motivating Your Child To Read
Reading Test For My Child
Helping Your Child With Math

Picture font by http://bythebutterfly.com.

One Thought on “How To Use Twitter To Improve Your Child’s Education

  1. There is also a geometry chat at 10:00 eastern on Wednesday nights. #geomchat

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post Navigation