I hear so much chatter about Twitter.
But I ask myself….
Is it something that I have time for? Can I make time for it?
College-agers use it for a much different purpose than how I foresee myself using it.
Do I want to add one more thing to me plate, create another world vying for my attention?
I consider myself pretty “techy” ...I am the first to try out new technology in my classroom & other teachers in my building come to me for help. I am the first to admit I have been reluctant to dive into Twitter.
I almost feel like keeping my back turned...then I can’t get exciting about something that I am missing. I almost want to ignore the hashtags and chats I see flying around.
I hear it can be an amazing PLN. I realize that it can put me in connection with places I could normally never reach. To that I am excited.
Will it be just one more reason to have my nose in my phone? I almost want to make excuses for why I don’t want to be a part of it.
There are a few teachers/administrators in my district utilizing Twitter.
Will it be one more ding, ding, buzz, buzz alerting me of activity
thus diverting my attention away from those in my presence?”
I took the step and made myself a Twitter account.
Join a chat.
How do I do that?
@ & #
What is all of that?
chime in, converse
Where do I go first?
Tweet Deck, Twitter Feed
How much of this do I need?
I know, I’m like a child. Someone is going to have to teach me.
I will take it slow and learn as I go.
Baby steps into the big universe.