Date Account Activated: September 22, 2013
Initially # of people/organizations following: 0
Presently # of people/organizations following: 83
During the Flex Lab for one of our
Modules relating to our creation of a
Twitter account, I managed to find over
20 organizations/people to follow.
This demonstrates that over the last 2
months, I have strategically discovered
over 60 more organizations/people to
follow who I feel will benefit and support
me as an educator.
I have gone from o Followers, to 13
I believe this is significant because I am
starting from scratch on Twitter and am
currently trying to build my network in a
strategic and effective way.
This number will only continue to grow,
as I begin to learn new ways to
communicate and interact, not only on
Twitter, but on other social networking
sites as well, which will advertise my
I started out on Twitter, not knowing
how to interact or communicate.
I have since learned how to add
Throughout the last month or so, I
have started to “favourite” specific
Tweets. These Tweets are ones that I
don’t want to lose and want quick and
easy access to them. They are all
related to Education, including tips,
interesting articles, or great ideas I
would like to use once I am an
I have found this “Favourite” tool
I have started a List entitled “Education”.
This list includes organizations/individuals that I feel
contribute significantly to Educational resources that I
will undoubtedly incorporate as an Educator.
This List is a new tool I am exploring and I hope to
create new, specific Lists as my Twitter network grows.
The reason I chose to follow Vermilion
Elementary is because this school is my
first choice for my regional placement for
I think it is important to be aware of
Vermilion Elementary, of any important
events going on and to also show that I
want to be connected in a positive and
I am showing my dedication and
commitment to this potential future school
I am following Wainwright Elementary
School because this is the school I did my
IPT at and is the school I am striving to one
day land a teaching job at.
After my IPT, I continued working there
throughout the year, as a T.A. sub, and am
always trying to keep my connections fresh.
By following them on Twitter, I believe I am
only adding to this connection and making it
I chose to follow BTPS Technology, which
stands for Buffalo Trail Public Schools
Technology, the school district I am hoping
to teach in.
I believe this is a great connection because
it gives me the opportunity of knowing what
the current technological trends are in
regards to the schools in this particular
When I am applying for any jobs, I will know
what is important to this school district in
association to technology. For example,
they mentioned Inspiring Education in a
Tweet, something we were introduced to in
our EDU 210 class.
I have chosen to follow TEACH Magazine
TEACH Magazine is a great educational
resource that includes many helpful tips
I can use these resources at any time, to
improve my own teaching practices, as well
as increase my knowledge on many
I have already “favourited” Tweets from
I am following Partners in Learning, which I
actually heard of during our DEMO class in
Partners in Learning is striving to reach
educators and leaders to help them develop
the tools and resources needed to advance
teaching and learning.
That is exactly what this organization does.
I have already favourited a Tweet from
them, which provides an info graphic
highlighting the importance on blending
learning in the classroom.
I have re-tweeted a tweet from a fellow classmate, building a
connection among peers, as well as among the U of A.
I have replied to a Tweet, that I found extremely disheartening.
PSBAA, @PublicSchoolsAB tweeted an article called, “Novice
teachers are not the solution”:http://goo.gl/n7TMP6
I replied back, hoping to create a discussion, however, only one other
I also hashtagged it into #EDU210.
I have used hashtags in most of my tweets, the majority including
This allows for a connection to occur among my peers in our edu 210
I even went and searched #edu210, to see what others have posted in
regards to the flex labs requiring Twitter use.
I have a total of 12 Tweets. I am not out there every day trying to think of what Tweet
I could put out. I am using my Twitter account effectively, and therefore, I am waiting to
Tweet something that I find significant and is also education related.
As mentioned earlier, I tweeted in regards to a link I did not agree with, trying to
connect new and upcoming teachers.
I also tweeted a quote I absolutely loved, which was presented to us in our EDU 210
class. In addition, I found more quotes and as a result, I posted the link to my Twitter
account, giving credit to the website.
I will also be posting a link to my final blog, hoping to demonstrate my learning and
what I can bring to the table and contribute as an educator.
As I continue to use my Twitter account, my connection will also continue to grow,
connecting me to new individuals and organizations who I feel will enhance my
teaching and learning and help build my PLN, and vice versa.