Twitter

So far, Twitter is something that I am forcing myself to do because I do see the potential benefits that it has for educators. Before this class, I deleted my old Twitter account to start a professional one. My prior experience of tweeting consisted of retweeting funny memes. I think my appreciation for Twitter will grow once I start using it more and connecting more with others. I think Twitter can be used in the classroom to share media with students and families and as a way to connect with others.

My first Sask Ed Chat was a little overwhelming. It was also a little stressful for me because I didn’t really know what to answer for some of the questions so I didn’t contribute to every question. It was really cool to see and is a great way to connect with other educators.

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  1. Hey Stacey,
    I can relate to your twitter experience because I, too, had a previous twitter account before my professional one. I definitely did feel hesitant at first, but I can honestly tell you I am seeing the benefits as using twitter as a tool for professional development and growth. I cannot stand all the political articles and opinions see on Facebook around education and for some reason, I find twitter has more relatable and educational sources. Feel free to check out my twitter account for some ideas on educational twitter accounts to follow! I don’t have very many, so it would be a good place to start and not feel overwhelmed! https://twitter.com/ammswanson

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  2. I am totally on the same page as you. Right now, Twitter still feels like work. I understand how to use it and certainly see the value in it, but I have to force myself to seek out and connect with other educators. I’m always hesitant and second-guessing what I tweet! Maybe the key is to not take myself so seriously and trust my professionalism. Glad that I’m not the feeling a bit overwhelmed. I’m sure we will get there! Definitely thankful that we are getting started now and learning before we are full time teachers. This is the best time to learn!

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  3. The chat was a little overwhelming. However, it was a welcoming community. Twitter is a lot of work and the benefits are many. It helps to look at other educators and see who they follow and then follow some that interest you from their list.

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