Global Student Chat Live is a short 20-30 minute conversation about a chosen topic between our #GlobalStudentChat student panel, student guest panelists, and an expert. The conversation is hosted on Streamyard and live streamed to Youtube. Global Student Chat Live is intended to inspire and provoke discussion within a larger K-12 student community on social media. Each month, the Global Student Chat Live program is recorded and posted on the GlobalStudentChat website. If you aren’t able to attend the Tweet and Talk, we recommend using the recording as a provocation before participating in the K-12 Slow Chat.
STEP 1: 15 Minutes Before #GlobalStudentChat Begins
- Review the #GlobalStudentChat questions with your students
- Ask students to review their #GlobalStudentChat answers and have them ready
- Teachers and students login to Twitter or visit our YouTube channel (Remember that multiple students 35+ can be logged into the same Twitter account at the same time)
- Search for #GlobalStudentChat and open the channel(s). All posts that contain the hashtag will show up here.
- Visit our website and open the blog post for today’s chat. Global Student Chat Live will be broadcast there.
STEP 2: #GlobalStudentChat Live Begins!
- The live broadcast will begin. Global Student Chat moderators, student panelists, and our expert guest will introduce themselves and begin discussing Question #1.
- Students who are watching begin posting their answers, ideas, and questions, while at the same time interacting with other students on Twitter and/or YouTube by liking, quoting/ replying to other students’ tweets.
- Subsequent questions will be posted to further the discussion. Students who are watching will follow the same process for each question discussed.
STEP 3: #GlobalStudentChat Live Broadcast Ends, But Don’t Leave!
- Global Student Chat Live Broadcast ends after 20 minutes, but #GlobalStudentChat continues
- Student will continue discussing the questions from live broadcast. The questions that weren’t covered during the live broadcast will be posted in a timely manner over the next 40 minutes.
- When the conversation slows down, there are different things you could be doing with students such as:
- Critically reviewing #GlobalStudentChat responses (Why did this tweet get so many Retweets? Likes?)
- Digging deeper into a response to a question or idea and research it in small groups or as a class
- Discussing ideas presented during the chat in small groups or as a class
- Linking ideas from the chat to current events in the news and looking for connections
- Discussing some of the responses as they relate to Digital Citizenship
- When the chat is over Logout of your account(s).