As a result of being involved in this class I have decided with a colleague to do a PD on Twitter. We planned it and then implemented it.
I read many article about using Twitter in Education. I have made a concerted effort to be an active participant in Twitter. I am tweeting –about 120 tweets since we started this class. I am now following 100 and and I have 104 followers. I think I was at 35/40 for both of these when I started this class.
I love to lurk–but time still seems to be a factor for me–never enough!!
I also took part in Discovery Education’s Tweet Chat one night. I left that hour chat with about 20 open tabs. of resources–new people to follow and new people to follow me.
PD with staff was interesting. I promoted the PD–see a WMS teacher transfomed through use of Twitter. I assisted with who to follow, a handout (New Twitter) WMS Tweets a wiki (I asked staff who was Tweeting to add people worthy to follow) and being available to set up Twitter with staff. I let James talk about his transformation. W It was a free lunch so that we had a good turn out. I would say we had about 4-5 teachers who all ready had accounts. I think we picked up new teachers. I jsut keep hearing Cary’s words in my brain–Baby Steps!
Time in Twitter: From start of class to 17 March 2013 (including reading and setting up PD for staff) 6 Hours