I have come to learn that Twitter can be a great platform for communicating and sharing with friends and colleagues. It has a very broad spectrum of interests to tailor your experience on the site and offers a lot of different ways people can get their news. I actually created my twitter account for this class, I never had one before this and never really wanted one either. And to be honest, I still don’t really like twitter all that much, it just feels like one more thing to think about during the day, and I really struggle to find things interesting enough to post about. I don’t disagree with people saying that twitter is a good platform, I just don’t enjoy having one more social platform to be active on.
Participating in the SaskEdChat was very fun, and I met a few new people during it who were all educators, which could be a good resource in the future. I can see twitter as a good resource for teachers and those people who are trying to build an online presence, but I do not see twitter as a good resource for an actual classroom. I can’t seem to think of any way to use it in an elementary class other than sharing news, which a student can easily do, and probably already does on their own. I realize that this blog probably sounds very negative towards twitter, but that is not what I am trying to express. I think twitter is good, but I don’t think its necessarily good for everything.