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To participate: Sign up for a Twitter account and follow @NXTtweetup. Connect with this NASATalk collaborative from 4-5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday of National Robotics week, April 9-13. Activities will be tweeted once every 15 minutes and authors will be standing by on the collaborative to answer any posted questions (new comments).

The NASATalk NXT Tweetup will be held:

Dates: Monday – Friday, April 9-13, 2012
4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
3:00-4:00 p.m. Central Time
2:00-3:00 p.m. Mountain Time
1:00-2:00 p.m. Pacific Time


Twitter: Follow @NXTtweetup
NASATalk: The NASATalk NXT Tweetup is here – where the majority of comments will be exchanged. Important comments will be Tweeted. Each activity will be posted under a Group Article with the activity name. Tweets will include the activity name and link to the website.

After the event:

YES, you MAY post activity questions as comments AFTER the NASATalk NXT Tweetup is over. Activity authors receive new comment notifications. They will continue to respond as they are able - less quickly than during their scheduled Tweetup hour.

Goals of the NASATalk NXT Tweetup

  1. Support educators/youth leaders with classroom activities in different content areas and grade levels.
  2. Familiarize educators with how Twitter can be used in education.
  3. Familiarize educators with using the NASATalk collaborative for activity support.
  4. Familiarize educators with how NASA uses robots for exploration and science.
  5. Provide educators with an easy way to connect and share lessons and activities during National Robotics Week.

***Thanks to our followers around the world; Mr. Buist’s class; Caitlin Reasbeck-lead tweeter; James Ice-tested Mountain Climber; and presenters: Meri Cummings-Wheeling Jesuit University Center for Educational Technologies, Luke Reynolds and Robin Shoop-Carnegie Mellon National Robotics Engineering Center & Computer Science Student Network; Kathy Morgan and Megan Patent-Nygren, GEAR-Tech-21 and University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Jane Taylor-Bot Shop LLC; Deryn Martin-Robert Morris University; Storm Robinson-NASA ePDN Program & CEISMC-Georgia Institute of Technology.v4Calendar

Group Announcements

  • RSVP for Curiosity Rover Tweetup with Expert in April for National Robotics Week
    We're booking classes or youth groups to tweet with a Mars Curiosity Rover expert for a current update.

    The available time slots will be booked on a first come/first serve basis. Please email with a select a date and 30- to 60-minute time slot choice. First choices limited to U.S. schools and groups. All times are Eastern Time.

    Mon, April 8 – 1:30-3:30pm EDT
    Tues, April 9 – 11:00-12:30pm EDT, 3:00-6:00pm EDT
    Wed, April 10 – 11:00-12:00pm EDT, 1:30-2:30pm EDT
    Thurs, April 11 – 11:00-4:00pm EDT
    Fri, April 12 – 11:00-4:00pm EDT

  • WV FLL Robotics Tournament - Follow #wvfll
    Follow #wvfll on Twitter to keep in touch with West Virginia FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament happenings on Sat., Dec. 8.

    Please tweet any team or individual acts of gracious professionalism you observe during the WV FLL Tournament!

  • Drive Curiosity on Mars While Playing an Online Game
    Learn about Mars and the Curiosity rover in this online, interactive game. Drive Curiosity over Mars terrain and operate its tools to accomplish mission tasks. This is the pilot badge program for a new collaboration between Project Whitecard, the Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University and NASA. Try it now.
  • What's new with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover?
    Keep up to date on the Aug. 5/6 landing and mission surrounding NASA's newest Mars Rover, Curiosity, on NASATalk's Mars Curiosity Rover robotics Collaborative. Visit:
  • NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Landing Educator Conference-Aug. 3-5
    Learn more and sign up to attend the NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Landing Educator Conference:
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