Algebra 2 Twitter Chat! Thursday, 9/8/16 at 9PM EST #Alg2Chat

The first Algebra 2 chat will be on this Thursday, 9/8/16 at 9:00 PM, EST.  The topic this week will be Student Engagement.  What can we do to get students excited about mathematics (even if they don’l love Algebra 2)?

The chats will happen once a week on Thursdays at 9PM on Twitter at the hashtag #Alg2Chat.

If you have never participated in a Twitter Chat before, you can read this post for tips!

Topics for this month:

9/8/16 – Student Engagement

9/15/16 – Rich Problems for Algebra 2

9/22/16 – Making Groups Work

9/29/16 – How You Use Technology


Mission #5: Twitter Chatter, Subject Matter

Mission #5 is LIVE!

Exploring the MathTwitterBlogosphere

Hey all!  It’s Julie again!

I hope that you all are enjoying the challenges!  Remember, you can jump in anytime! This weeks mission involves Twitter so if you skipped “Mission #2, Twitter Me This“, you may want to revisit it for terrific tips on creating a Twitter account.

This week your mission is to attend a Twitter Chat!  Twitter Chats are one hour weekly chats held on Twitter. There are many different types of Twitter Chats, from general education chats to book chats. The twitter chats I love the most are the subject specific math chats just for math teachers! This week you are going to have the chance to specifically interact with teachers across the world that teach exactly the same subjects you teach! And there are math subject chats for everything from Middle School Math to Calculus and Statistics!

Browse the list below to see what day…

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Official Twittereen Entry Form!

The amazing and incredible Hedge created an official entry form if you want to participate in Twittereen.  We are really gettin’ fancy as the years progress here in the #MTBoS!

To see the official rules and enter in the fun, click here!

To read even MORE about Twittereen, visit Megan’s blog.

Yes, we are Twittereen crazy!

Let the games begin!!

HOWTO Participate in #Twittereen

It’s #Twittereen time! Thanks so much to Megan for blogging all about it! Head over to her blog to read how to participate and even how it all started (pictures included)! And don’t feel shy about participating, tweeps LOVE it when you dress up as their avatar. It’s so much fun! 🙂

Megan Hayes-Golding

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#Twittereen is a virtual costume day for the mathtwitterblogosphere and beyond. The rules are simple:

  1. Change your avatar to “be” someone else for Halloween (that’s Thursday, Oct 31 in 2013).
  2. Tweet something about being in costume with the #Twittereen hashtag.
  3. Obsessively read Twitter all day long to see everyone’s costumes.

How did all this get started? I gotta be honest with ya, last year was my first year participating. I knew there was at least one before that. Thankfully, our #MTBoS-historian and Twitter Math Camp organizer, Lisa pinned down the origins for me: #Twittereen began in 2009, where it looks like Sean (@SweenWSweens) dressed as Sam (@samjshah).

Doing #Twittereen

How do you do #Twittereen? First of all, let’s bring Lisa (@lmhenry9) in to eliminate some stress:

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My approach is to first get inspired by browsing avatars of folks in the #MTBoS (or peripherally associated with us!). Then, I choose my…

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Every Teacher Should Twitter

Seriously.  If you are a teacher, and you aren’t on Twitter (or at least reading math teacher blogs), you are seriously missing out on an amazing experience.  There is an entire network of brilliant math teachers who are very active on Twitter.  They are constantly sharing links and sending out tweets that contain information that is helpful and relevant to what I teach every day.  Here is what I see (and participate in) on Twitter everyday:

  • Lesson planning – a teacher will have an idea that needs developing.  He/she will tweet the beginnings of an idea.  Multiple teachers will read this tweet and make suggestions.  More teachers join and make more suggestions.  The idea grows and develops.  In minutes, you have an amazing idea that is more that you could have ever thought up on your own.
  • Links to amazing resources. – When teachers find a great idea, a new game, a cool graph, etc. they will tweet it out for all to see and enjoy.
  • Networking – It can be difficult for the too few, too busy teachers in your department at school to try to help you out during the day.  On Twitter, there are hundreds of teachers for each subject area.  And they love being on Twitter, and they love to talk to other teachers that teach their same subject.
  • Help – If you need something, tweet it!  Chances are, there is an amazing teacher out there that has exactly the resource you are looking for.  It is much more efficient than trolling the internet.
  • Support – Teaching is hard work, and we have some bad days.  There is nothing better than 15 – 20 teachers tweeting you warm fuzzies when you need it the most.  They’re going through it with you, and their words mean more than those from family and friends because they actually understand.

I know it seems daunting, but it’s really easy once you jump in.  You just need to create an account, start following people, and read the tweets.  Then, follow people who’s tweets you like.  Then jump in!  To make it very easy and painless, Sam Shaw created a website just for new teachers to make jump into tweeting and reading blogs easier.  This is where you should start.  Please visit his site to read a much better description of what the site it, then visit the site itself!

Welcome to the Mathtwitterblogosphere!