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Hosting a streaming party for Hack the Classroom? Here are some pointers to help you make the most of it!
9 Tips for Hosting an Out-Of-This-World Streaming Party So you’ve invited a bunch of awesome educators over for a live streaming party—this is an incredible opportunity for collaboration, discussion, and inspiration! Here are some tips on how to make the most of the event. 1. Set up a discussion group within the Educator Community Make sure to have a forum where teachers can easily talk to each other, especially if your region is not using English. You can also use your country-specific chat room to post translations and links to resources that are mentioned during the stream. Set it up beforehand by clicking here; this also ensures all participants at the event are earn their Hack the Classroom participation points! 2. Create an “Inspiration Board” and ask educators to post their answers! Choose a wall, window, whiteboard, or any other surface in the room of your event, and ask participants to answer an open-ended question related to the theme of the event. Examples include: How do you #HackTheClassroom? What is your small step to big impact? Have the educators write their responses on post-it notes and add it to the Inspiration Board. Encourage them to share their responses on social media, and don’t forget to Tweet the final board with all the responses! © Microsoft in Education 2016 © Microsoft in Education 2016 3. Host training sessions on MSFT tools Make sure all your participants are up to speed on Microsoft tools by having MIE Fellows or seasoned MIE Experts conduct trainings on popular tools, including OneNote, Sway, Minecraft, Skype in the Classroom, Powerpoint, and more. Even MIE Experts are rarely masters at all technologies, and it’s also an opportunity for you to hone your leadership and training skills! 4. Showcase local #ClassHack Contest Submissions Unfortunately, not all the great Class Hack Contest entries can be broadcast on Hack the Classroom, but make sure to highlight more of these great videos in your streaming party, especially those by educators in attendance or within the region. Find them all here. 5. Have educators come up with a post-event Mission Statement After the Hack the Classroom event is over, have educators write down one thing they will do in their classroom, a Class Hack they will implement, or an idea that was sparked. You can have educators write these down on whiteboards and create a photo collage of Hack the Classroom Mission Statements (that the educators can share on social media), or compile the responses into a powerful blog post. 6. Host an Award Ceremony While you have many educators gathered, honour outstanding teachers by handing out different awards for their great work over the past year. You can create your own categories, but examples can include: Most Creative Teacher Social Media Superstar Leadership Award Technical Master You can use Microsoft Forms to create a ballot for nominations and voting to determine winners! 7. Assign roles to different participants Hack the Classroom has many components, and assigning roles and responsibilities not only ensures the live streaming party goes more smoothly, but empowers and engages participants. Roles can include someone to monitor the discussion group, represent the streaming party on the live global chat, take pictures, post to social media, reply to other Tweets online, take questions, etc. © Microsoft in Education 2016 8. Connect with the world by posting to social media! Engage with other streaming parties and viewers around the world by posting pictures of your event to Twitter or Facebook with hashtag #HackTheClassroom. Remember that we will be broadcasting live photos of streaming parties around the world on the broadcast! 9. Share exclusive content on Sociabble! Throughout the event, we will have content custom-made for MIE Experts to share on social media! Encourage your educators to access Sociabble to help us amplify the event. Link to join Sociabble: aka.ms/joinsociabble