Identify the hashtag for the chat and the day and time it starts.
Be sure the chat is an active one! To do this:
go to Twitter.com
enter the hashtag into the search box
This will show you the most recent Tweets sent with that hashtag. If the Tweets are not recent (within the past few weeks), I recommend you select a different chat. You want to choose one that is active. Some chats have a short lifespan and may not get removed from the list as soon as they should. :)
Plan to attend the chat. I recommend that you try to do this in a quiet place with as little interruption as possible. Twitter chats require your focus.
Decide on the client you will use for the chat. This week, you may attend using Twitter search, Hootsuite or Tweetdeck.
If you choose to attend the chat using Hootsuite or Tweetdeck, be sure to set up your account for that client ahead of time and prepare a new column for the Twitter chat hashtag.
If Hootsuite or Tweetdeck seem too overwhelming this week, that's ok. You may choose to use the Twitter search box to attend the Twitter chat this week. And then try Tweetdeck or Hootsuite one of the following weeks. Listen to yourself and support your own individual rhythm.
After you have attended the Twitter chat, you will complete the discussion assignment in this module titled Twitter Chat Reflections.
Can't change a rubric once you've started using it.