I have not worked with Twitter before but have spent some time exploring it these last few days. Honestly, it intimidated me a lot and I did not even know where to begin! Last weeks class helped me out a lot, thanks Katia! She shared some awesome Tips and Tricks to getting started with Twitter that are a great starting point! Something that is really important when tweeting is using #hashtags! A great list of educational hashtags can be found here. I have been starting to follow my classmates and fellow teachers and educational accounts. There are many other people I would love to follow and gain amazing resources from. A starting goal of mine is to broaden my Twitter followers and I will do so by visiting these great sites!
I have not mastered Twitter in any means yet and there are probably still a lot of things that I am unaware of but I am starting to form ideas of how I could incorporate this into the classroom. Get going in the classroom is a great resource to use when beginning to look at incorporating Twitter into the classroom. Find my blog along with many other amazing educators at ecmp355.ca!
First off, I am realising how easy it is share
amazing resources with one another! I love how positive and encouraging my news feed is all the time. I know that I can log on and find incredible articles and inspiring stories! I would love to explore this with my students each morning and pick one picture, resource, article to look at in order to bring positive vibes to our classroom. It is important for me to open up the world of technology for my students because I did not receive a lot of diversity in regards to technology growing up and now I feel very intimidated and lost whenever trying to tackle anything technology related. I have not participated in a #saskedchat yet but I think that this would be something I would love to incorporate into the classroom! I have also always wanted to connect to another classroom through social media/technology and I could definitely see myself using Twitter for this! I could see Twitter being extremely helpful for contacting people or spreading awareness of what we are talking about in the classroom.
I am very excited to be starting my #twitter journey and reflect back on this day when I am a Twitter professional and use it in the classroom daily! Until next time,