I love reading math teacher blogs. And I want to contribute to the community. Finding the time and self-editing myself is proving to be difficult. I’m struggling at work and I think, I know, the others in the MTBoS can help. How honest can I be online? My desire to remain professional results in my being private and less visible on social media.
This was the assignment:
- Write a blog post reflecting on your Twitter Chat experience.
- Tweet out your blog post. Include the hashtag for the chat you attended (#alg1chat) as well as the #MTBoS hashtag.
I sort of already did this last week (2nd blog post). Jumping back into Twitter has both re-invigorating and overwhelming. I’m loving the chats – I’m new meeting new people and getting lots of great ideas. I’ve found some great new blogs to read and it’s comforting to know there are others out there struggling with some of the same things I am. Two chats are now in my calendar: #alg1chat and #msmathchat.
My new favorite find is the TweetDeck – thanks to Mission 5 and @jreulbach. With the TweetDeck I am able to follow my own feed and multiple chats at once. I can follow a chat and post without closing out of the chat. Perfect!
As part of the Exploring the MathTwitterBlogosphere I have started this blog. In some ways I’ve added more pressure and one more thing to my ever-growing, never diminishing to-do list. 🙂 I’m curious to learn how some of my favorite teacher-bloggers find/make the time to create such thoughtful and informative posts.
I joined Twitter about a year ago and used it sporadically. With the launch of Exploring the MathTwitterBlogosphere I have decided to re-immerse myself in the experience.
Tonight I participated in my first “chat” —–> #alg1chat. It was very exciting and a little overwhelming! People were very welcoming. The amount of information flying through 140 characters at a time was impressive!
In about an hour I learned about:
- A really neat student-response-system website: http://www.socrative.com
- A wicked cool app using dragons, games and algebra: http://www.dragonboxapp.com/
- A foldable idea for literal equations
I also found more math teachers to follow on Twitter and more math blogs to read! Looking forward to participating next week!