Teacher Feature: #AMDSBkidschat


Today Nicole Kaufman, Melissa Dunnell, Kerri-Lynn Case-Schepers and I collaborated on the very first #AMDSBkidschat. Over 100 students in grades 5-8 took part as they discussed “Greatness” using Twitter.

Here is the video that Kerri, Melissa and Nicole used as a provocation:

These are the questions that were developed for the Twitter Chat:

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Nicole used the website canva to create the images. Ask her how!

During the Twitter Chat Nicole, Melissa Kerri and I were connected in a Google Hangout so we could troubleshoot and tweak the experience in the moment, instead of waiting until the end to ask each other questions. Our “in the moment” approach moved learning forward faster and in a supportive environment – just like the kind of environment we create for our students!

Check out the “storified” #AMDSBkidschat created by @teach_msK (Nicole Kaufman):

New Learning?

1. We learned how to create a list using Twitter. A Twitter list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the users on that list. Note: Lists are used for reading Tweets only. How to Create a Twitter List

2. Nicole and I learned that we might want to create new Twitter accounts to use solely for these Twitter chats. Otherwise all of our “other” tweets show up in the #AMDSBkidschat feed – not just tweets from the chat.

Check out the video below for our reflections and new learning from the day . . .


We are planning our next #AMDSBkidschat later in March. We are looking forward to working through this process again now that we’ve had some experience. Over the next four months each of the four classes will be responsible for choosing a topic and developing the questions for the chats.

Are you interested in getting involved or starting your own Twitter chat? Leave a comment below and share your ideas! Let’s connect 🙂


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