ukedchat was developed on the back of the successful weekly #edchat hash tag which was very popular globally, but concentrated on a U.S.A. perspective and at times not best suited for a U.K. audience.

An initial poll asked educators of their preferred weekly time to participate in these twitter based discussions, with Thursday’s at 8pm proving the most popular time, using the #ukedchat hash tag.

The founder gathered active twitter users who were going to help host the sessions, with the first session taking place on Thursday 24th June 2010.

Hundreds of teachers have continued to take part in the weekly sessions, and this was featured in The Guardian in 2011.

This particular post is linked to a collection of ipad apps to teach coding.