Twitter & #saskedchat

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.


5 thoughts on “Twitter & #saskedchat

  1. Hi Brooke,
    I totally agree with you that Twitter is confusing at first. I also had one when I was younger because my dad said there were a lot of teachers that used it and I should get involved in the online community. I didn’t check it for a while and when I logged on it next somehow my account had merged with some random lady who worked for Coca-Cola, I could tweet from her account and everything. It was the weirdest experience of my life so I swore off Twitter for a couple of years.
    I had a similar experience as you last Thursday with the #saskedchat at first I was incredibly intimidated and a bit lost, I figured I would fall behind but after a couple of minutes, I had no issues with it whatsoever. I am excited to continue to use it and explore more of the online community.

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  2. Hi, Brooke,
    I liked your post. I had a similar experience, only I used Twitter to get news and stay up to date with what famous people or politicians have been saying on a day to day basis. I had never heard of TweetDeck before but after taking this class I eyes have been open to a whole new world of technology, not just Twitter.
    Great post!
    Tyrel CK Bertram.

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  3. This is great. I also had a twitter before my professional one that I didn’t really know how to use and I’m glad that you and I are both learning to use it.
    I also agree that the saskedchat was sort of overwhelming at first, but I thought it was great once I figured out what I was doing.

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  4. Brooke, I was also overwhelmed at first with Twitter and Tweetdeck. But I have been actively using it and find myself actually scrolling in my free time! This is such a great platform to build your personal learning network, especially with the high activity of Saskatchewan teachers on Twitter.


  5. Seems like everyone is on the same page here, but I’ll say it again: 1) I had never heard of Tweetdeck before. I only saw it on my classmate’s computer screens and I was perplexed; 2) Saskedchat was very overwhelming for me but enjoyable at the same time (you guys can read more about this in my next blog post); 3) I am learning to love twitter, with the exception of having to be on it every single day for our course. I also had an account from many years ago that was in no way used for professional development. I love that I have been opened up to a new side of Twitter.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Brooke!

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