I'm been getting the lay of the land . . . scoping out the scene . . .
At first, Twitter land was extremely intimidating! Ok, it still is at times. It's like learning a secret language. Gotta learn the lingo. I started searching for some educational chats to follow and jumped into the land of Twitter.
I love participating (or sometimes just lurking) in these chats. Sometimes the tweets fly by so fast my head spins! By the time I have answered Q2 with A2, they are starting Q4! How did I miss Q3?!!! Sometimes, I just sit back and watch the conversation unfold.
I'm a sticky note girl, real and virtual! When I'm following a conversation, I have the Twitter feed open and a sticky note ready to go to add notes, resources, links and others to follow.
Yes, I could use some other online notetaking system, but I love a sticky note!
I'll be the first to admit, I'm still not sure I know what I'm doing.
Half the time, I forget to add the hashtag when I'm adding my 2 cents during a chat.
Do I really have anything meaningful to say?
When do you actually use the @ sign? Am I tagging someone?
Most often, I tweet when I'm at a conference. How do you think I got my Teach Like a Pirate
T-shirt and autographed book?!!!
Social media at its finest! For me, it's about just-in-time professional development that is best practices, innovative thinking, authentic that is differentiated just for me. It's a place to collaborate, connect, share ideas, and learn from others.
We ask our students to take risks. We want them to collaborate. Therefore, we really need to model this behavior. So, here is my video of 2013 Start of Tweeting! No, my numbers aren't like many of the others out there, but that's ok because, I gave it a go!