Celebrating Four Years of the #globalclassroom Chats!

Can you believe that this month marks the four year anniversary of #globalclassroom chats? For me, these chats have been a welcome addition to my monthly routine and I have enjoyed being a part of them since May. But for some, like the founder and creator of these chats, #globalclassroom chat runs much deeper! Let’s hear from Michael Graffin himself:

Four years ago, a young Australian teacher woke up in the middle of the night with an idea… What if globally minded teachers could come together on Twitter to discuss issues, brainstorm projects, and find new connections? And what if we ran three (now two) chats to ensure that all international teachers could participate? In the years since, new #globaled chats have been created; however, we were the first, and for many years, the only Twitter chats for global educators. To this day, we remain one of the few, if only, chats which run twice to ensure global coverage.

Over the past four years, the nature of Twitter relationships and conversations has been changing. As the creator of the #globalclassroom chats, and a connected educator, Twitter changed the course of my life and career. Yet, what are the experiences of new Twitter folk and emerging global educators? There are now so many online spaces to join, and more Twitter chats than we can reasonably keep track of or add to our calendars. How can we navigate this medium while ensuring that what and how we tweet adds value to the global education community?

I invite you to join Michael, me, and the #globalclassroom chat community for this month’s chat focused on some of these very questions.


Q1: What is the continuing relevance of Twitter for global educators in our media saturated world? #globalclassroom

Q2: Has Twitter helped you connect & flatten your classroom walls? Share your examples! #globalclassroom

Q3: Do Twitter hashtags & chats add value to your professional learning? Why/why not? #globalclassroom

Check below for the time that best fits with your zone:

Chat 1 ~ Saturday, November 21, 2015

10:00 UTC (Europe/Asia/Australia)

  • 5:00 North Carolina, 10:00 London, 12:00 (noon) Cape Town, 15:30 New Delhi, 18:00 Perth, 21:00 Sydney, 23:00 Auckland
  • Click here to find out when this is in YOUR timezone.


Chat 2: Saturday, November 21, 2015

23:00 UTC (Americas/Asia/Australia).

  • Saturday night USA – 15:00 Los Angeles, 17:00 New York and North Carolina
  • Sunday morning – – 07:00 Perth, 10:00 Sydney, 12:00 Auckland
  • Click here to find out when this is in YOUR timezone.

We hope to see you online this weekend. Use #globalclassroom and join in on the conversation!


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