I had a twitter account in the past that I used maybe twice and then forgot my password for. From the limited amount that I used Twitter I didn’t really like it. I didn’t know how to properly use it or find accounts to follow that actually interested me so I lost interest in the app. For EDTC300, I created a new Twitter account that I plan to dedicate solely to education related posts.
Over the past week I have been exploring Twitter and I’ve come to realize that it’s not as confusing as I had originally thought it to be. So far I have enjoyed creating a professional profile for myself by sharing ressources that I have found as well as exploring the ressources that others have shared.
Last Tuesday I had the privilege of taking part in the #saskedchat which is a live Twitter chat that discusses education in Saskatchewan. We were able to access this chat using TweetDeck which allowed us to keep up with the questions and posts from all the educators participating in the chat. I really enjoyed this experience and I was happily surprised to see the number of participants. The questions we were asked were relevant to new teachers and I found them really helpful and informative. It was nice to hear the opinions of other pre-service teachers as well as teachers with years of experience.
The chat was overwhelming at first and I was struggling a little to keep up with the questions. However, once I found my footing it was a fun experience and I look forward to participating in #saskedchat again in the future as well as other live education chats.