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Mission #5: Twitter Chatter, Subject Matter

Challenge #5 invited us to join a twitter chat and blog about the experience.  For the past two months, I have attended #msmathchat on Mondays at 9 pm and have thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue between fellow middle school math teachers.  As I have said in past blogs, I work at a small private middle school where I am the only 7th and 8th grade math teacher.  I realized that I desperately needed to converse with other math teachers about topics that we all are passionate about.

Last week was crazy!  It was hard to keep up with the news feed, and when I finally did participate I had another 15 or more tweets to view.  Sometimes it is hard to follow a specific conversation because there are at least half a dozen different conversations going on at the same time.  And I sometimes miss a few posts, which makes it even more confusing.  I just installed Tweetdeck after seeing several posts on that.  I hope that will help get rid of some of the chaos.

Even so, I look forward to the chats each week.  Come join us and you won’t be disappointed!

Mission #2: Thoughts about Twitter

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.