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#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?

  1. First of all you will need a Twitter account, if you haven't already got one. Dont forget to follow @theASE
  2. 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.
  3. Vote for the topic in this page's poll
  4. Login and tweet #asechat on Mondays at 8pm
  5. 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.

View topic summaries from previous #ASEchats

ASEChat Hosts

Make sure you are following our band of regular #ASEchat hosts.

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

Please download the #asechat flyer and display it in your science prep room or staff room.
Don't forget to follow the ASE on Twitter at:

Information for moderators

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 Summaries

You can access all ASEchat's summary archives or find the transcripts listing all the tweets during a particular discussion.


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Vote for the topic of #ASEchat Monday 24 November 2014