Today is day #50; my chat counter sits at 31. Here are a few thoughts on what I've learned so far...
- Educators who chat on Twitter are friendly and welcoming. In my experience, I can say this without exception.
- Most chats, just like many face-to-face conversations, have agendas to push (with varying degrees of force). I just happened to feel like I was going with that flow most of these 31 times.
- Among revisited ideas during my chat tour were many ending with -y: digital literacy, empathy, equity, diversity, agency. Also on multiple dockets were digital tool swaps, edcamp-style free-for-alls, and book-study spin-offs. In short, these Twitter networks offer generous helpings of professional learning.
- Some hashtags seem to be defunct, at least for formal chat traffic. It's also worth noting that not every chat happens every week and, when they do, life can intervene to preclude participation.
I've made peace with not making my goal. One of the beauty's of an arbitrary goal is its flexibility, after all! I imagine I'll still pursue stops on my map that I haven't frequented yet, just in a more leisurely fashion. Meanwhile, if you're curious to learn more about learning via Twitter, or you've got questions about exploring where I've been, fire away below or hit me up here.