A group of us worked together to come up with the chat's questions, put together a doc for inspiring resources on creative learning spaces, and collaborated on a vision for how the HOA and Twitter conversations would come together to make sure as many #mnedchat participants' voices as possible could be heard.
It was such an energizing event to be a part of! Here are a few of my reflections after the fact...
- It was so fun to see, hear, and be a part of the interaction between the Twitter chat and the HOA. Shout outs/mentions, retweets, questions, answers, and conversations happened across both mediums, and made for an in-depth discussion of ideas around creative learning spaces.
- I was glad the HOA panel was comprised of local educators who were passionate about the topic. I think it would have changed the tone if we would have featured a world-renowned expert instead. I liked that it felt casual and that the panelists were regular #mnedchat participants with ideas to share. I hope that this feeling
- Next time, I would like to strike more of a balance between the HOA and the Twitter chat. I was moderator of the HOA this time, and so found myself focusing a lot on the discussion there. Next time, I would like to be better about tweeting out the ideas that really resonated with me during the chat so that I could have a quick reference of those ideas later.
- Another aspect I would do differently next time would be to pay better attention to the Q&A feature through HOA. After the chat ended, I realized that there were three questions in our Q&A that I never brought up during the hangout. The Q&A is such a cool feature, and it was exciting that people were using it to ask questions! Next time, I will have that feature up within my hangout screen so I can more closely monitor it.
If you missed the event, feel free to check it out whenever you'd like:
|Check out a summary of Tweets from #mnedchat via +Kimberly Hurd Horst|
Also, please feel free to add to our collaborative resource list on creative learning spaces:
We also created a Padlet for people to post ideas on how to transform a 'traditional' classroom space into a creative and innovative learning environment. Check it out (and add your own ideas) here: