A blog that ties all the Littleton Public Schools cohorts together in a common reflection space.
Oh Twitter, another tool with infinite possibilities that I am adding to my already long list of tech that I wish I had more time for. The first thing I realized about this tool was that it created a lot of pressure on me to decide if what I had to say was important enough for others to care about. After being on Twitter for a few days I realized that there is so much out there if I say something that isn't great, it will be gone from space in a matter of minutes. I do appreciate though what it has done for my PLN. Not only have I connected with other great LPS teachers who I admire, but it has allowed us to communicate and share in another space/landscape. I also love how I can 'follow' other people I respect in our field like education authors and forward thinking educators. It allows me to reach out to them in a way I wasn't able to before. I tweeted the other night about two books I wanted to read and both authors tweeted back. It was a very nerdy, cool moment for me and made me realize that I never would have had that contact with them without Twitter. I am still exploring tweets on the Flipped Classroom, but am again excited to have access to more people who are revolutionizing the field. I like that I can follow other people based on what I like. I also like the "Favorite" feature so that I can go back and access things I don't have time for in the moment. I know that as I move forward it will give me another way to expand my horizons as an educator and have access to more people strengthening my PLN and my desire to learn from others. I am so excited to see what else I can explore moving forward! No matter what though I am still calling it "The Twitter" as one of my technologically challenged family members called it :)
After starting or continuing your use of Twitter today:What articles / statements / comments have you come across that have helped your understanding of the Flipped Classroom?What questions/concerns to you still have regarding using Twitter as a PLN tool?I have been watching Twitter since we met for this session. I have not been bold enough to send out my own tweets. I have read these articles and think that this could be an interesting tool to use in my classroom. I am not quite ready to implement it. I need some more time to continue exploring and understanding before I try. I will spend some time looking at some more hashtag groups about math and continue to read material, ideas and conversations posted by others.