What is #ASEChat?
#asechat is a weekly online science education discussion group conducted via twitter.
#asechat takes place on Monday evenings from 8.00-9.00pm (UK time). Everyone is welcome. The target audience includes science teachers from primary and secondary schools and further education, laboratory technicians, trainee teachers, teacher educators and anyone else with an interest in science education.
#asechat has also been featured as a case study on the Online Media Group website.
How do I get involved?
- First of all you will need a Twitter account, if you haven't already got one. Dont forget to follow @theASE
- Download TweetDeck or go to TweetGrid and set up a search for #asechat. This way you will be able to see the whole discussion as it unfolds.
- Vote for the topic in this page's poll
- Login and tweet #asechat on Mondays at 8pm
- Afterwards handy summaries of the discussions are available (listed below)
Feel free to use the #asechat hashtag during the rest of the week if you want other science teachers to see your tweets.
Vote for the next topic
Please vote for a topic using the latest poll on this page. The topic with the most votes by Monday at 7.30pm BST will be the one we discuss.
Make sure you are following our band of regular #ASEchat hosts! including TES Science's Alessio Bernardelli @asober
Submit your ideas
If you are an ASE member and you have some ideas for future #asechat discussion topics, you can submit them via the ASE Forum or on twitter @thease using the #asechat hashtag
Special Subject Area Chats
On the first Monday of each month, #asechat usually focuses on a specific subject area in science teaching. We want to know what you find easy or difficult to teach in this subject area, any teaching ideas, tips for practical activities or links to good resources. There is no poll during these weeks. The subject area is advertised in advance so that you have time to think about what ideas you would like to contribute.
- #ASEchat 117 - If you and your students could work on any project, what would it be? 9 September 2013 (hosted by @cleverfiend)
- #ASEchat 120 - How do you approach your marking? 30 September 2013 (hosted by @viciascience)
- #ASEchat 121 - How to plan a crosscurrcular approach with the maths dept 7 October 2013 (storify by @asober)
- #ASEchat 122 - How does the scrapping of levels affect our classrooms? 14 October 2013 (hosted by @ScienceTVRadio)
- #ASEchat 123 - 2 part special - Britain's scientific reputation and teachers and What would make the ultimate science textbook? 21 October 2013
- #ASEchat 125 - First of the month special - How to you teach genetics? 5 November 2013 with @agittner
- #ASEchat 126 - Planning for a new national curriculum with no levels 11 November 2013 with @cleverfiend
- #ASEchat 128 - How do you maintain curiosity? 25 November 2013 with @viciascience
- #ASEchat 129 - How do you teach material science? 2 December 2013 with @asober (Subject Special)
- #ASEchat 130 - Extra Curricular Activities 9 December 2013 with @viciascience
- #ASEchat 131 - Festive Special Teaching Science with Food 16 December 2013 with @A-Weatherall