Published by Brunsell on 22 Jun 2010 at 09:57 pm
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The first #scichat speed geeking session will be at 9:00 PM (Eastern) on 9/21/2010.
The community has spoken! Starting on 09/14/2010, #scichat is moving to every Tuesday at 9:00 PM Eastern. We will alternate weeks between focused topic discussions and speed geeking. Speed geeking simply gives us the time and space to brainstorm ideas and share resources.
For example, a “speed geeking” session could (loosely) revolve around the theme of online simulations. Participants would tweet their favorites and examples of how the simulations can be used. Of course, conversations could branch off in many directions, but the focus would be on generating a large list of quality resources. We won’t vote for these, but instead just go with the flow.
The SciDo Collaborative
The goal of the SciDo Collaborative is to turn our #scichat discussions in to action. Join. Learn. Do. Share. http://scido.wikispaces.com/
The #scichat Challenge
#scichat challenges are yet another way to turn our #scichat discussions in to action. Have fun by completing the challenge with others! Details for the first #scichat challenge (ends October 22, 2010) are available here.
If you have ever been to an education conference, you will probably agree that a lot of the best learning comes from the discussions between sessions, dinner, or at other “unscripted” times when you have the opportunity to share with other passionate professionals. We need these types of interactions to keep moving our craft forward.
#scichat provides a way for scientists and educators to engage in an ongoing discussion with the goal of sharing ideas, growing professionally and improving the teaching of science. This “hashtag” can be used at any time to share your thoughts or resources with other science educators. However, the real power of #scichat is to develop a community through real-time events every other Tuesday night (9:00 Eastern). The topic for each event will usually be selected in advance by the community. We will also occasionally have #scichat special events and Twinterviews.
Although #scichat is “moderated” by Eric Brunsell and Jeff Goldstein, it is very much a participant driven community!
Participating in #scichat