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#PEChat: Time to Tweet [VIDEO]

I know you probably have other things going on right now. I also know that people tend to zone out and think of a happy place whenever I start talking about Twitter. But I made this blog post short and I really hope you read it. It’s not about how much you need Twitter: it’s about how Twitter needs you.

Over the past two years, I’ve watched as Twitter’s #physed community (sometimes known as the #pegeeks) has grown and flourished into what has become, by far, the richest professional development experience in my CPD arsenal. Through Twitter, I have been exposed to thoughts, ideas, and opinions that have revolutionized the way I teach. Be it the integration of technology, innovative pedagogical practices, behavior management techniques, or just plain old teacher hacks… all of the exciting things I now apply in my gym came from discussions on Twitter.

So why am I telling you this? Because now we, the members of Twitter’s #physed community, are working together to create a weekly physical education chat on the social network (it’s called #pechat). The more people who participate, the richer the experience will be. The richer the experience, the more we all benefit.

Below is a short video explaining how a Twitter chat works. If you feel really lost, contact me with any questions you may have. As I’ve said a million times before, I’m willing to help anyone who is willing to learn how to tweet. If you would like to submit a topic, or sign up as a moderator, check out the #pechat page.

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Joey Feith is the founder of ThePhysicalEducator.com. He currently teaches elementary physical education at St. George’s School of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.

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