Thursday, November 15, 2012

Twitter for Teachers!! :) #musedchat

Those who know me are largely unaware of my twitter obsession.  Until I ventured into the music education side of twitter over the weekend.  Oh how fun it was to scroll through people who are teaching music all over the countries, and be inspired all over again by some of the things they are doing, and sharing links about.

Imagine my surprise on Monday evening, just trying to find more people to follow, when I stumble upon a Music Education twitter chat!!  It was so cool to connect with other music teachers.
I received app recommendations for my playing assessments, and great ideas for storing the information  in an organized way. All because of the little #musedchat hashtag.  :)

It has been very fun!

On twitter I am @HiTechBandTeach, and I have made excellent connections with other music teachers. I have read incredible articles, learned of excellent projects for general music or band classes, and I have made the really big world just a little bit smaller.

This link is an excellent resource that explains how to use #hashtags, and has a comprehensive list of hashtag suggestions. There are so many different hashtags that people are using to connect with other educators.

But first-- is twitter overwhelming? Does the term "tweet" embarrass you? Let me try to demystify the whole scenario for you. Twitter 

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