First of all, I have had Twitter since June of 2017. But created a new account for EDTC 300, this account I will devote to education-related material. My first Twitter account I got just to follow politicians and famous people, and other news organizations. To be honest, I have been quite ambivalent about Twitter and I believed it would never have a place in the classroom, I saw what happened to people like Roseanne Barr who was blackballed because of what she put on Twitter. Although I don’t have those types of views or would ever say anything like that, I was still nervous about using Twitter and Tweeting. While I was using Twitter I would re-tweet and read what was being put on there, but I never had many followers so Twitter became more or less an information site.
Once I started EDTC 300 I created a new twitter handle and began to really see what Twitter can do. I had never heard about chats on Twitter and when I was apart of #Saskedchat I really began to see what Twitter can do. I’m not sure if I would feel comfortable using it in the classroom. I think there is a lot to still be discovered about Twitter. I am open to using Twitter but I am still a little nervous about it.
#Saskedchat was a very new experience for me and I was quite overwhelmed with the situation. there was a lot of information coming at me at once. but after a couple of minutes passed and I got into it I really got to see who else is out there on Twitter in the education field. I was quite impressed by the number of people there was to participate and give good valuable feedback that was relevant to the situation that I am in.
If anyone has more ideas about how to use twitter or people to follow please leave a comment.