I chose to join the #Saskedchat this past Thursday. I had no idea what I was in for. I set an alarm for five minutes before eight-o-clock to set up my TweetDeck on my laptop. I put Kelly Christopherson’s tweets and all of #Saskedchats’s tweets on my deck. By the time I did this the Twitter chat was about to start… GOOD TIMING!
This is what my TweetDeck looked like:
I was initially a little nervous because Kelly was saying that we were going to try something new this week. I had NO IDEA what this meant, I didn’t even know what a normal Twitter chat was like!
The first question was posted. It sort of was set up as a word association game. A word was posted and we responded with whatever came to mind first! It was kind of fun and I feel like because of this format there was less pressure to tweet the “right” answers.
Time went by so fast! Within a hour we did ten questions all together. At first it was a little bit slow and it seemed like there were only a handful of us on there and most of us were from EDTC 300. By the second to third question more people joined and there were a lot more tweets to read. At this time the Twitter chat became really fun for me! There were some really funny relatable teacher tweets that made me giggle as well as classroom stories too! It was great to share our experiences and thoughts on these topics.
In the end I really enjoyed this experience and will defiantly try to tune into next weeks #Saskedchat. I think that the value in this is that I was able to connect with other professionals, engage in conversation and learn from others too!
To be completely honest, I thought I would have competed a beautiful scarf by now and going onto creating a hat. Boy, I was wrong. I am not a pro yet.
Right now I am sitting here with a fail of a scarf and 2 little trial pieces… Defiantly expectation vs reality right here.
I have realized that knitting takes a lot of planning an preparation and I can’t just wing it. So, lets set some visual goals for my knitting journey:
The first project is an infinity scarf. This is something I would actually wear and get more use out of than a regular scarf. The next is s multi-color tiled blanket. I feel this is an easier take on creating a knitted blanket in sections. Lastly, this is something I wanted for a long time: a chunky knit blanket. I love how these look and it would be so cool to say that I made this myself.
Now that I have set some goals, I will begin with the infinity scarf and work my way down the list. Off to the internet in search of ways to make one. Wish me luck.
This week I downloaded Feedly and made an account. The type of content I am interested in viewing and reading about is mainly centred towards interest of a social studies teacher.
I first started to add a few from the education category on the app. I mostly only added the sources that I knew or have used such as TED-Ed and TED Blog. I added a few that revolved around educational technology as that’s what this class is about and I would love to see how other people are using tech in their classrooms. Lastly, I explored over into the politics category and added Huff Post, Politico, and CBC Canada.
Specifically I think that the source called “Free Technology For Teachers” will be helpful. It is a site that shares information about free resources that we can use in our classrooms. The person who runs the blog is a former high school social studies teacher. It seems to have really interesting post about cool new technology that can help me and my future students. It also sometimes posts about google classroom which is something that I am considering incorporating into my classroom one day.
Im not too sure why but I have a fear of adding too many resources that I am unfamiliar with….. Oh well, I think I should eventually go back to add more. Feedly is kinda fun to use and super awesome app to share information on other media platforms.
I am Hanna-Marie! Currently, I am in my fourth year of University studying Secondary Education, major in social studies and minor in visual arts. Right now I live in Regina with my boyfriend and 2 cats. While taking classes I also work at a daycare and a before and after school program.
In terms of my experience with educational technology, I have not had much experience with it and would love to learn more! In my internship I used technology for notes, research, Kahoots….. typical things like that. I would live to incorporate technology a lot more when I get to have my own classroom!
I am also excited to use Twitter and start creating my own PLN group. Here is my Twitter, check it out, I’ve been re-tweeting some articles/posts about Indigenous people in Canada.