Today I was tagged in a blog post by my friend @creativeedtech. He is preparing a session on the power of a PLN and Twitter's role in education and decided to crowdsource some information by asking folks to create a simile about Twitter. So, of course I had to create one. This is what I came up with.
I've been on Twitter since March 16, 2012. I joined Twitter while I was sitting in @engagingEDU's session at the CUE Conference that year. She said teachers need Twitter, so I joined. To be honest, I didn't really get it. I lurked for a long time. The following year, at #CUE13, I went to a session on Twitter for Teachers and participated in my first Twitter chat. I've never told them, but it was a session facilitated by @MsVictoriaOlson, @LS_Karl and @Jstevens009 and they were the ones who finally explained Twitter in a way that I could understand.
9,483 Tweets later...I still love Twitter. It is where I go for professional development. It is how I became connected with my #TOSAchat community. It is where I can access information and go to learn about #edtech trends and tools that are relevant to my job as an Innovation TOSA. Twitter is globally crowdsourced learning...available at my fingertips!
I'm excited to see the other #TwitterIsLike responses show up in my Twitter feed. This tool is different for everyone. That is why I compared it to a TV Guide. Twitter is like a TV Guide...there are tons of options available and you can use it as a tool to locate what you want to learn more about.
What are you wanting to learn about? Feel free to reach out to me if you need help getting started with Twitter. You won't regret it.