Sunday, September 8, 2013

Something New: #CAedchat Tonight (9/8)

Just want the gist and not the backstory? The first two thirds (or so) of tonight’s #CAedchat will be a no tech tools zone. We’re talking feedback, but focusing on the ideas behind feedback not the tech tools. After the chat is over, let us know what you thought - was this a good experiment or not?


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As I’ve heard my buddy John Stevens say about education and experimentation in the classroom, “I’ll try anything once.” Well, that is the attitude we’re taking into #CAedchat (California’s state education chat) tonight.


Every week we ask for topic suggestions from participants in the chat. As a moderator, I enjoy going over the suggestions - they are a spectacular way to improve our chat, as well as a way to bring in guest moderators who had the original idea.


A couple weeks ago, I was going over the suggested topics and saw that Chris Long had suggested a #CAedchat on feedback without tech tools. I heard John’s saying in my head and reached out to Chris to see if he’d be interested in co-moderating a feedback chat on that exact topic: the ideas, not the tools, behind effective feedback.


Which brings us to tonight’s chat: the first two thirds of the chat will be a no tech zone - we’ll be talking about effective feedback, but not what tools we use to give that feedback. No fear - the last third of the chat will be a time to share tech tools around feedback.

Whether you enjoy the no tech zone of the chat or not, please let us know!