I was not familiar with Twitter prior to this course. So far, I can already see how it can be used as a professional development tool. As for Twitter in the classroom, I am not quite sure how it could be utilized in the younger grades. Technology is used in classrooms starting in possibly Kindergarten. However, technology is very different from social media. There are so many great resources, games, and websites for students to use in every subject. Students themselves, specifically those in younger grades, should not be using Twitter in the classroom. Exposure to social media at such a young age is not something we want to promote in our classrooms.
Let’s think outside of the classroom now. From what I have seen so far, Twitter can be an immensely useful professional development tool. You can tailor your profile to give professional insight into who you are. The Saskedchat on Thursday night was a fast-paced, interactive experience. I love how new comments and questions kept rolling in and you could read various perspectives on that topic. This was such an engaging experience because of all the meaningful conversations going on. Even when disagreements occurred, they were respectful and backed up by another perspective. This is something I would love to participate in weekly!
Twitter as a whole is something that will continuously build my professional profile and showcase my growth. Check out my Twitter at https://twitter.com/TShyngera to join me in my journey!