… To Me??
Twitter has changed me. I am on the computer all the time, sitting amidst a mess of papers, toys and half empty coffee cups, letting my kids run wild around the house so that I can get in “one more tweet!” I’m hooked! Addicted! Linking here, surfing there, replying, retweeting, dming at rapid speeds that are never fast enough – all because of Twitter!
What has Twitter done
Oh, so much. It has led me to meet so many amazing educators who share my passion for teaching. It has allowed me to get inspiration at all hours of the day or night. I have chats with educators from around the world who have introduced me to great resources, helped me to find answers to pressing (and not so pressing) questions and challenged me look at my teaching practices again and again. And today, it has led me on a summer road trip to Philly to finally meet some of these great people at #ntcamp!
At this point in my career, I do not know what I would do without the PLN I have built for myself through Twitter! Thanks ol’ bird!
I did not have the opportunity to get to Philly for #ntcamp, but Twitter has certainly changed me as an educator as well. I started in education 6 years ago from the business world and I approached my job as a technology specialist from a business standpoint for my first 3 years. Then came Twitter and the amazing like-minded people there. They have transformed me and my way of thinking. I am now an educator first and a tech person a far second. I am so glad I overcame my doubts about Twitter when I first tweeted and had no idea why I was doing it. I stuck with it and it has made me a better person and a better teacher.
Elizabeth, I’m glad you came to #ntcamp because I got the chance to meet you today in the Talent Swap session, which is a good example of how Twitter works in both directions: not only did you finally meet people who you’ve known on Twitter for a while, but now you’ll get to follow people on Twitter and stay connected with people you met in person.
Yes and Yes!
Jerry – Twitter has only become a more and more rich experience for me as I continue to read tweets, gain followers and follow more people.
Gerald – I am so glad I met you in person today and I really look forward to learning more about you and from you. Now I have your talent “recipe”!