As of today, I have completed my first week of grad school – and what a week it has been. As any of you who know me, I LOVE technology. And this past week’s assignments have been a euphoria for me. My favorite assignment that I had to do is below.
Twitterpated for Twitter
I have been able to dabble further into technology areas that I already have experience with (i.e. photography, videography, and social media). But a new area of discovery for me has been Twitter. For months now I have merely been a spectator in the world of Twitter. There are many others like me: make an account and just follow people. I tweeted a few times, but nothing life shattering.
Then, as a requirement for Dr. Z (@zeitz), we were to now begin tweeting. For an English teacher who expects full sentences, this has been like learning a foreign language. Thankfully, Dr. Z provided some nice links to help comprehend Twitter jargon. Now I’m bilingual…I think.
From there we also have to read blogs written by other educators that are using technology in academics. The amount of information is unbelievable! Honestly, no one person’s brain can take in all of the information that is presented. But what I’ve found is these blogs are a lot like an a la carte of technology strategies. Comb over the title and subjects of the blogs, see one that pertains to you, and dive in. Come back for seconds even – overindulging yourself is encouraged. The best part…no calories…just ideas.
Now that you have tried something new, share the goodness via Twitter. Throw it out there for someone else to chew on.
As I continue to poor over these blogs, more ideas begin stirring. In a later post I will be talking about my three main tech goals for next year in my classroom. Stay Tuned.