Overwhelming and confusing are two words that come to mind when I think of Twitter.
I got a Twitter account in August to be able to participate in a twitter book chat and I have since used it for #msmathchat. I love being part of the twitter chats because I get to “talk” to other math teachers who are passionate about math. Since I am the only 7th and 8th grade math teacher in my school, I miss the ability to collaborate with other teachers on lesson plans and activities. Twitter chats and the math blogosphere has made a BIG difference in my classes!
Beyond the twitter chats, I find the whole Twitter thing to be time consuming and overwhelming. I do not have an iphone so I have to use my computer. I am already on my computer so much for school that I don’t feel I want to use up more time for Twitter. Also, I do not feel comfortable about introducing myself to strangers. That is definitely not me!
However, I am not going to disregard it yet. I will continue to participate in #momathchat and #msmathchat and see where it leads.