#AfricaEd Chat


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Ryan Harwood is an 8th grade Humanities and Tech Integration Coach at Lincoln Community School in Accra, Ghana.

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Welcome to #AfricaEd a Twitter chat focused to those working on the African Continent.  Whether you are an international educator or working in a local school, I hope that you will join our PLN to learn, share and borrow ideas from educators across Africa and the world.

#AfricaEd is a slow chat every Thursday during the school year (August to June).  For each chat we’ll address a different, current topic in education.  The first question will be posted at 7:00 am GMT.  A new question will then be posted every 1.5 hours until all 4 questions are shared.  You can respond any time and as much as you please throughout the day and follow #AfricaEd to enjoy the conversation.  You might not get an immediate reply, but you should get one eventually.  We cross a few time zones, so be patient with the conversation.  It will be rapid fire at times and quiet at others.

This is about building a community of educators.  Be active to get the most out of it.  Join the conversation, suggest a topic, even moderate for a day.  But if you’re new to Twitter or chats, feel free to just follow along until you’re comfortable.  Just know that we definitely want to hear from you.

Tips for being a part of the conversation.

  • Always remember to add #AfricaEd to your tweets (I like to copy and paste, its quicker)
  • Use A1 in your response to Q1, A2 for Q2 and so on.
  • Reply directly to others for 1:1 conversations
  • Retweet and Favorite good ideas to share and save for later
  • tag others in the conversation by using their Twitter handle
  • join in
  • and as my kids constantly remind me “sharing is caring

Thanks to @j_iglar, @TyrnaD & @ScottCapro and all the #BFC530 crew for the inspiration to get this started.


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