For the topic of this week’s blog was to participate in a twitter chat. I decided to participate in the #saskedchat and I’m not going to lie but it was a bit overwhelming at first. Honestly it went super-fast and tweets were just popping up constantly and I felt that I was getting left behind. I’m pretty sure that I missed the first three questions. I’m not going to lie but I was ready to give up and try another chat at a later time. I decided to stick with it to try to test out a twitter chat and once I kind of got the hang of it, it went pretty well! I’m glad that I stuck with it. I think the whole concept of the twitter chat is pretty cool. It’s really nice to build that online community and see what likeminded people have to say. I’ll admit that I wasn’t sure how Tweetdeck would work but I’m glad that I used it or I wouldn’t have been able to keep up at all. Overall I definitely enjoyed participating in the twitter chat. I really liked seeing what other educators and future educators had to say and how we had either the same or different thoughts. I was surprised with how welcoming everyone was and I liked the resources that others shared. Participating in these twitter chats is something that I would like to participate in on a regular basis.
The value that might come from twitter chats is being able to collaborate with colleagues and peers with the same interests. I think that the twitter chats are a good way to build that positive online presence. I think that the value of twitter chats can be to share resources. Overall I believe that twitter chats can be very beneficial especially if it is a topic that you are focusing on or passionate about.