I have had a Twitter account for 2 years – for 22 months it pretty much sat dormant. I didn’t really understand why people used it or how it worked, but over the last two months I have committed to it and I sure am glad I made the investment.
Now, I have an ever expanding PLN (I didn’t even know what that was two weeks ago) that I am learning from daily. I am reading blogs, watching thoughful videos, and connecting to educators from all over North America.
Today was my first time engagning in #edchat “live”. I have tried before, but to be honest I couldn’t keep up with all the tweeting. Today was different – I was committed and replied to a few tweets. In 20 minutes I had some great conversations with @ecollins8, @davidwees, @MeganLearner and @Crudbasher about the value of blogging with students. What I liked best was they were conversations I choose to be in that were of interest to me…how often do our students have that choice?
I am so excited about the conversations that are happening out there, to think that 2 months ago I oblivious and the world (of education) was starting to pass me by. Sure I read a couple of journals and tried to keep up on professional reading, but not daily and not often. Now in 20 minutes I can read and connect to colleagues and spend the rest of the day thinking and reflecting about my learning.