Chitty, Chitty, Chat, Chat!! Did we ever. Although many of our class are new to this feature of twitter we were welcomed with open arms and listening ears. I was awfully frightened initially as I tried, with a lot of help from our instructor, Ms. Hildebrandt, to get on alongside the others in this community. We were strongly encouraged to follow @LemarrTreadwell and @missjacbruce to increase our personal learning networks. They both seem to be pillars of #saskedchat.
Ms. Hildebrandt suggested tweeting/retweeting at least twice per day to increase our awareness of others and they of us. Along with Feedly I am certain that my days will become much longer. :).
The questions posed encouraged participation and follow a theme - I think this week's was technological media in the classroom. Each week we are told follows a similar format but with different topics up for discussion.
I had a few too many windows open and my computer was very slow and cumbersome. However, the chats stay up and I could respond much later than jumping in at the moment of the tweet. Interestingly enough my tweet count jumped quite a bit during this chat - cool!! I enjoyed the answers of others and gave likes or comments on a few. Afterwards, while reading through my notifications it was heartening to see other's who liked my posts, too. Some even made comments on my posts. Indeed those are "feel good" moments. Why, because my posts are being read and have sparked a response.
This format felt a little more real than the regular tweets. I had no idea which questions were coming and it was a treat to hear the next question. Listing them by number made it easier to keep track of which I answered or still needed to reply to.
I love @LemarrTreadwell's tag line at the bottom of the post "Grow Your PLN Without Walls". He provides a list of Twitter educational chats all in one link.