I had the mistaken belief that the purpose of twitter was to track celebrities. Facebook was for family and friends, while twitter was more like the National Enquirer. It was that belief that led me to create my first twitter account. I followed people like deadmau5, Katy Perry, Chris Pratt, & Flight of the Conchords.
My first twitter account was used strictly for personal interests. If any of you are wondering, I closed that account long ago. Which is probably a good thing because my original twitter handle was rather embarrassing.
Now that I’m working on my professional development I can see the benefits of having a twitter. Twitter has made it possible for me to reach out and connect with other educators. As well as, find other twitter accounts with similar interests as me.
In the future, I would like to see how other teachers incorporate class twitters in their classrooms. I imagine it must be similar to #edtc300 & #saskedchat.
Which brings me to my experience of the #saskedchat using TweetDeck.
I was so impressed with TweetDeck & the #saskedchat that I snapped a picture of my screen; Just to show my family how tech-savvy I am now (Haha)!
These twitter chats are really beneficial to professional development. This is a great way to show and express our own knowledge on particular subjects. The #saskedchat I participated in was a discussion on Paperless Classrooms. It was very insightful. I learned a thing or two from my fellow classmates. I even had an individual reach out to me to discuss the funding gap between federally funded schools and provincial schools. Which is why I feel twitter chats are a great way to build up your Personal Learning Network.