As a new member of Twitter, I have found that it is a great place to make connections with the community, but also to connect further and make global interactions. For myself as a pre-service teacher, I am using Twitter as a professional development tool to connect with other teachers and administrators. However, in the future, I also hope to use Twitter in the classroom during my Internship this fall in order for my students to make connections. For example, if one of my students is reading a book and has a question for the author, we could tweet them. Twitter can also be used in the classroom to stay up to date on social justice issues or to even find resources.
As a part of my EDTC 300 course, we participated in a Saskedchat which is facilitated by Kelly Christopherson and is used for teachers to make connections and share resources. Saskedchat was not only a great experience for connecting with other teachers, but also taught me a lot about the supports available for new teachers. Regardless of the questions that are being asked, Saskedchat is a great place for making connections and gaining resources from other professionals. After my spring classes are over, I definitely plan on participating in more Saskedchat’s to help myself prepare for Internship. I also plan on finding other education chats to join as well. I now realize that Twitter is extremely useful for anyone wanting to be a lifelong learner, however for myself it is even more than that and I am excited to see what else I learn from it in the future.