Exploring Twitter has definitely been an adventure for me. At first I was pretty hesitant towards the idea because I am not a fan of social media. However throughout these past few weeks I have become more optimistic on how having a Twitter can benefit me as a teacher.
One of the things I like about Twitter is the ability to connect with others and create a sense of community. Especially in todays global chaos being able to get know my classmates has made feel as if I was back at the University, instead of on zoom. Additionally, I also enjoy being able to share knowledge and learn tips from my peers. I now look at Twitter as sort of archive of teaching tools that I can access at any time during my career. Lastly, I have found it very comforting to have a community of teachers where I feel like I can be heard. Overall I have a good feeling that I will continue to enjoy Twitter more and more as class goes on. Saying this I still have some apprehensions regarding the app.
One of the aspects of twitter that is still a little bit of a struggle for me, is thinking of things to tweet about. I only want to tweet about topics that I am genuinely passionate and that coincide with my teaching philosophy. Therefore, I am struggling because I do not want to sound repetitive with my resources. Also, if I am being honest, I have some anxiety towards how others will perceive what I tweet. This leads me to overthink what I am typing. I know that with time and practice it become easier and easier.
All in all although I am not necessarily a social media person I think this class will be most beneficial for someone like me. If it wasn’t for this class I don’t think I would have ever started a Twitter account nor a professional digital identity. I am looking forward to continuing to expand my online identity because I know it will pay off later in my career.
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