Twitter. This is not something that is new to me. As a matter of fact, I have been tweeting to the masses since April 2009. It was the “cool” thing to do and everyone was getting one. It was kind of like Facebook. When it first came out, everyone just had to make a profile. I mean when I made this account in 2009, I had no idea what I was going to do with my life and did not really care how it could potentially affect my future. That is why this particular account is set to private which means I approve who follows me and no one but my followers can see what I post. So this lead me to create a professional Twitter because it was a lot easier than going through over 3000 tweets to clean up my timeline.
So big questions….how do I use Twitter? (in particular my professional one)
Up until this semester, I mostly just retweet things that I find interesting and are usually related to teaching or education in general. I never really compose my own tweets. I did a couple times for a class last year and I tweeted here and there during both pre-internship and internship I never really used hashtags before to actually find resources. However over the past few days I have learnt that using hashtags can be something that is super useful when looking for resources!
So the bigger question now is…how will I use Twitter in the future?!
- as a place to find potential resources to use in the classroom
- a place to connect with other teachers (particularly using hashtags such as #saskedchat, #edchat, #edtech and of course #ecmp355)
- to connect with parents about happenings in my classroom
And since this post is about Twitter…
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