Beyond the Glass

Reflections on education in a connected world. Jackie Sakatch

The Power of the Retweet – Building my PLN

on October 14, 2013

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On this Thanksgiving weekend I find myself thankful for many things: my family, friends, health,coworkers and the opportunity to be a student.  One of the greatest gifts I have taken away from #eci831 is the power of Twitter.  I am not sure about anyone else but I feel empowered when someone I respect retweets a tweet that I thought was important.  Being a teacher can be a lonely and isolating profession. Twitter provides an opportunity to have your voice heard by people near and far.  When I get a retweet from Todd Parr or other people I respect I feel validated.    I am thankful for this validation.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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11 responses to “The Power of the Retweet – Building my PLN

  1. This class has shown me the tremendous potential that Twitter has and I am also very grateful!

  2. Gwen Edey says:

    Although I haven’t had that experience with Twitter, I have had a couple of comments on my blog and I appreciate the feedback. I’m still trying to figure out the benefits of Twitter, but I’m encouraged to work at it more after your blog post.

  3. Cory says:

    The power of Twitter really is great. I have just started to use if for myself, and I have now created a second account (which I learnt you could do) to use as a tool for my job as a Career Counsellor. It was exciting to see how many followers I got each day!!

  4. I use Twitter to read what other people are thinking about and what find interesting articles to read. I enjoy being connected with other schools in my area. It is great to know what other teachers are thinking and trying. Good luck Gwen.

  5. semenchuck says:

    I have really enjoyed using Twitter as a form of professional development. People have shared links to blogs, articles, new apps, conference information, etc. If I don’t have time to explore the link, I save the tweet to my favorites and view it later. Twitter is also a great way to connect and share with others around the world.

  6. Jackie – I agree! So much potential on Twitter! And I’ll admit to getting excited when someone retweets me! It’s just really cool to watch a network in action! Are you feeling a similar sense of validation and connection from your blogging?

  7. What a great question Katia! I do feel the same sense of excitement when someone comments on my blog. My network on Twitter is larger so I get retweets from a wider variety of people than I get comments on my blog. I imagine that if I keep blogging with a specific focus I would develop a network of like minded people.

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