Twitter! Oh how I adore you, but how do I use you professionally? This is something I immediately thought about when I heard about using Twitter for this class. I have had a personal Twitter account for probably about 10 years, but to use it as a professional is a bit different. Of course I know the basics of Twitter and tweeting, the how to’s and the do’s and don’ts, BUT I have never been exposed to the educational side of Twitter. I made my professional Twitter account, and have linked it as a widget to my blog (which I am pretty proud that I figured that out). Immediately I was amazed by how much Twitter has to offer for teachers, students, and everyone else interested in the education world. One of my first experiences with my ‘teacher Twitter’ was the Saskedchat, which I found SO resourceful. It was seriously so much fun! This was such an interactive way to connect with others, especially with Covid-19 situations currently, it was nice to feel a connection and have conversations with others. While I was online for Saskedchat I was also using Tweetdeck which was something that was new to me. I had never heard of this, but it’s a great tool. It was very easy to use and to add different menus, plus it helped me keep everything organized. That short hour on Twitter encouraged me to be more active on this format, and opened my eyes to the entire idea. Twitter is a great place to connect, share resources, and cumulatively create.
I am definitely not an expert on Twitter and am excited to learn more about it, as well as connect with more people on this format. One thing I am looking to explore more about it the usage of hashtags and how beneficial they can be when added to your tweet or when searching things on Twitter. Follow along!