I have recently began tentatively re-joining Twitter (you’ll see my first attempt mentioned way back in May 2011) and seeing what it can off me; it comes strongly recommended although at the moment is very much like an alien-language…I can see the communication is happening but have no idea how to get involved and join in. Anyway tonight I participated in my first #ukedchat which had the theme ‘Technology on a shoestring’ exploring how to keep up-to-date on a budget.
The best way I can explain this experience is a whirlwind. From 8pm when it started there was a flurry of action, teachers from all over the country all making suggestions and replying to each other. Each blink of an eye led to 10 new tweets; by the time you had read those there were 20 more and so on. You can see the summary of the chat here: http://ukedchat.com/session-85-technology-on-a-shoestring
The sense of power which I felt being a part of this Twitter chat was amazing; there were so many ideas being thrown around, so many people with similar ideas for change. This was a totally new experience for me, the enthusiasm that these educators had to make a difference was huge and they were working together to try and make a difference. Following this chat I am on a complete high, I want to try so much now and it makes so much difference to know I am not the only one with these ideas.