The hashtags that I am following on my Tweetdeck include: #onlinelearning- has a lot of great articles and ideas for using internet to foster creativity and learning, #creativewriting- one in particular #avidlearning is the best- quotes about writing as well as prompts, #classroommanagement- teachers post ideas to help with managing classes , #coolapps- reviews of apps like Vlingo-the talking text app and #virtuallearning- contains articles on what is happening in virtual learning and suggestions for making it authentic.
I’ll be honest. I cringed last semester when I was told I needed to use Twitter in my blogging class. I even cringed more when I saw it on this syllabus as well. However, I am beginning to see the importance of it in spreading ideas and collaborating with others quickly. I think as I dive into it more, I will see more good than bad.