Push to Talk PD
This past week #Satchat extended it's Twitter conversation to a mobile app called Voxer. It has been an amazing experience for participants who are now able to share their insight through voice messages. Once downloaded on your mobile device, Voxer enables users to hold individual or group chats in real time or at their own pace. In terms of professional growth, over 75 educators from around the world have shared their perspectives and insight on a plethora of topics. More specifically this week our group is discussing the trials and tribulations of being a new school leader. Educators from all walks of life including teachers, vice principals, principals, supervisors, superintendents, and other stakeholders have provided tremendous guidance.
The great thing about this experience is that participants, including myself, can hear the emotion that others bring to the discussion. It's one thing to read a tweet and a whole other thing to listen to someone speak to a particular topic.. That's why Voxer is so unique. Users can listen and learn on the own time, whether it's in their car or during a lunch break. Need to have a more specific conversation based on something that was brought up in a particular group chat? No problem. Send a direct voice or text message to that person within the application. Pictures, links, and other resources can be shared during a conversation as well.
Are you intrigued by this whole Voxer rage in the educational community? Send me a direct message on Twitter or via email with your Voxer handle and I will add you to the #Satchat group. Or better yet, try starting your own group. The options are many as it relates to the impact Voxer can have in the school setting. For example, it could be used as an assessment tool or during a time of crisis to communicate with staff. Currently I am apart of a Voxer book chat on digital leadership and participate in a administrator group that shares best practices. Over the past few weeks I have recommended Voxer to some of my PLN members from around the country. Although at first hesitant to see the true value of this web tool, their minds quickly changed after conversing with other like-minded educators.
So what do say? Take that leap into the Voxer world and see your professional growth be stimulated in a way once thought unimaginable.
7/17/2014 11:26:50 pm
Brad thank you for generating excitement for this great tool. I have just begun to use this free app over the past couple of months and I have found it to be a great help. The long distance mentorship I have received from some amazing leaders is wonderful. Great share and I will definitely be messaging you.
7/18/2014 01:16:40 am
Hi Brad - As a middle school principal I have been involved in #PTCamp this summer (a 6 week online book study) and we have used Voxer daily for sharing reflective thoughts and information. Wow! What a great tool. I would highly recommend it to all educators. It has been a great experience. We are also using ApprenNet for sharing videos. I'll email you my Voxer handle as I am a regular participant on #satchat
8/16/2014 04:08:53 am
Thanks Jon and Benda!
8/19/2014 02:50:32 pm
Brad, can you add me to the voxer sat chat group? My voxer handle is: jacamp987.
7/18/2015 09:20:44 am
I would love to be a part of the #satchatvoxer group. Could I join?
7/18/2015 09:32:17 am
Sorry! My Voxer name is "heidihutchison" .
7/20/2015 10:57:10 am
You are in Heidi!
2/16/2016 06:34:00 pm
4/7/2017 05:30:29 pm
I would love to get in on the #satchat on voxer. My handle is sraymo903 . Thanks!
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