Feb. 19, 2018 at 8:30, I experienced something a little different from the normal twitter chat. Jon Smith and Ben Kalb put together a podcast walking twitter chat.
How did it work?
1. They prerecorded a podcast
2. They started a normal twitter chat: introduce yourself.
3. This is when things changed. Jon and Ben used the prerecorded podcast as the listening part of the chat. Including music interludes to giver you time to think about what was said. Implied was that you would tweet those thoughts or comments as you walked.
4. The twitter chat unfolds by a stream of thought by people listening to the podcast.
5. General topic and message of the chat: movement is good for learning/Walking chat--image, show brain after movement.
In General my thoughts on the chat!
However, that is minor compare to the idea of how this played out. First, the chat became something much more, then a traditional chat. People had something to directly think about: science knowledge, rational for learning, and meaning, not in 160 characters, but in a thoughtful presentation. The music allowed time for thought, reflections, not rapid fire like a traditional chat. It gave you time to be in the moment some mindfulness. I did not tweet as much as I was thinking. I was listening, processing, wondering, reading tweets and dreaming. I have not done that in a twitter chat before, I just answered questions. This opened up new possibilities and more questions about teaching and learning.
-How do we provide more movement in secondary school?
-How do we use podcasts (I call them computer side chats) in class?
-How does music impact the thinking about concepts?
-What can be done to encourage more thought in classrooms?
-How can we deliver material in non traditional ways?
-Who can we collaborate with to make provide a deeper understanding of material?
And on and on.
I really enjoyed this chat formate. I think this formate is much more open to asynchronous learning. Post the podcast and allow the "chat" to take place over time: hours, days, weeks. Then grab the Storify of the hashtag.
This post is a first general reaction to the idea. I plan to try this again on twitter and figure out how this concept will impact my classroom in the future. Then I will get back to you:)