Game-based learning is a great way to engage learners and let student passion drive classroom exploration. For October's TweetMeet, we'll be diving into the world of Minecraft: Education Edition with some of the Canadian teachers who've been innovating teaching with this powerful tool.
Our hosts are experienced Minecraft users, and have heaps of expertise to share about projects you can work on with your class, how students' minds work when they engage with games, and where to start. Meet the awesome team who'll be leading the TweetMeet:
-Heather Chalmers, Geography Teacher with an eLearning Focus, York District Catholic School Board
-Raffaella Coletta, Teacher and Microsoft Certified Trainer, York District Catholic School Board
-Amanda Hartnell, Geography and History Teacher, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
-Kurtis Hartnell, French Immersion Teacher, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
-Benjamin Kelly, Teacher, Minecraft Mentor, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Anglophone East School District
-Stephen Reid, Director and Creative Genius, Immersive Minds
-Gino Russo, Computer Science IT Consultant, Lakehead Schools
-Kristopher Sandberg, Grade 6/7 Teacher, Lakehead Schools
-Dean Vendramin, Math Teacher, Minecraft Mentor, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Regina Catholic School Division
With these hosts building the conversation, this discussion is bound to a good one! Join us on Twitter on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM EDT by following the hashtag #MSFTEduChat.
What are #MSFTEduChat Canada TweetMeets?
Every month, Microsoft in Education Canada organizes a social event on Twitter for Canadian educators. The hashtag we use is #MSFTEduChat. A team of topic-specialists prepares and hosts these TweetMeets together. They craft questions around a certain topic and share them on Twitter, then our digital attendees strike up a conversation around the topic.
All you have to do is keep an eye on that hashtag and contribute any insights, ideas, or expertise to the conversation. Or you can just listen in. It's a great way to connect and learn!
The easiest way to keep on top of the conversation is by using TweetDeck. Our friend Marjolein Hoekstra created a quick tutorial to help her OneNote Education TweetMeet attendees. It's a great resource to help you follow the hashtag #MSFTEduChat during the conversation.
We can't wait to connect with Canadian educators about game-based learning and Minecraft: Education Edition. Join us on Twitter on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM EDT. If you have any questions, connect with the Microsoft in Education Canada team on Twitter by sending a Twitter message to @MicrosoftEduCA.
We'll see you at the chat!