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Once Upon a Time a Teacher Joined Twitter…

September 14, 2010

I’ve always been passionate about teaching and technology. To be honest, I’m an absolute geek.  I tend to explore and play on every new social media site I come across. It was some time in May 2007 when I first heard of Twitter. I signed up and read a couple of tweets; honestly, I couldn’t quite figure it out.

It wasn’t until May this year that I logged onto Twitter again. I started following some sports journalists so I could get the latest information on the World Cup, Argentinean people are really big soccer fans and I’m no exception. This time, I thought Twitter was fun and started checking it out more often. However, I had no clue how powerful it could be.

One day, while playing on Twitter, I came across some ELT Publishers and thanks to them I discovered some amazing educators that were tweeting about their experiences. I immediately started following them. I’m a bit shy, so I didn’t get involved in their conversations right away.  Instead, I just lurked. However, after some time, I felt that lurking wasn’t enough… I wanted to get involved; I needed to share my experience. Soon after, I met George Couros; his amazing blog has helped me take my involvement a step further and I began commenting on his posts, which eventually led me to leave comments on other blogs too.

Little did I know that the best was yet to come…

I then learned what a Personal Learning Network or PLN was.  I was really surprised when I realized I was already developing mine. I’m amazed by my PLN every day…what a difference it has made for me.

One day, I saw that everybody was tweeting about a fantastic online presentation: ‘Technology Integration in Grade One Classroom’ by Aviva Dunsiger… I felt so lucky I had followed the recommendations and watched Aviva’s presentation, because her presentation was a turning point in my teaching career. I had used sites and videos in my classes before and I had also heard of edublogs and teachers having class blogs, but I had no idea I could bring so many other wonderful tools into my classroom. Combining my two passions, teaching and technology… just the thought of it was exciting. I felt powerfully inspired!

Not only was I learning new things, but I also started putting them into practice. We are in the middle of our school year in Argentina, so I could not change everything I had already planned. Anyway, I’ve managed to do some awesome things with my students so far. We interviewed an expert and made a video out of that interview. We also did some really great activities using Wallwisher. In addition to this, we started blogging: “Sharing Good News” This has been one of the most amazing experiences in my teaching career.

As days went by, I kept sharing my ideas and thoughts through Twitter. I got to meet more and more fantastic people each day. I also started participating on #edchat, #ntchat, #elemchat and #spedchat. I also attended an online conference, the Reform Symposium…from home! What a powerful learning opportunity it was!

When I thought things couldn’t get any better, Pernille Ripp, one of the best educators I’ve ever met and who I really admire, asked me to write a guest post for her blog. I just couldn’t believe it… I decided to embrace this wonderful opportunity and shared one of the most important moments in my life, “Love Them Before You Know Them,” a story that has really changed me and my teaching. What happened after people had read my story was absolutely rewarding and touching… I received really enriching and encouraging feedback.  What’s even better, many educators started writing their own posts inspired by mine… It was really moving. Suddenly, I felt the urge to write. I just couldn’t wait any longer.

So here I am, jumping into my blogging adventure. I don’t know where it will go… I do know I’ll be sharing my thoughts, reflections and ideas. I have so much to say and share. I’ve collected thoughts and stories for many years. I’ve been inspired and learned a lot by reading other people’s stories. It’s time I started sharing mine.

It’s just magical what happens when you build your PLN. I’m a better educator since I started tweeting, I’ve changed my teaching by creating more meaningful learning opportunities for my students and bringing tech tools into my classroom. I also started collaborating with other teachers and sharing ideas. The icing on the cake is #temt Twitter Exercise Motivation Team, a group of passionate educators that motivate and encourage each other to work out. I joined the team and I must admit, I work out mostly every day thanks to the team’s support. What’s more I even started following a run/walk plan.

I’m really thankful to: Pernille Ripp, for inspiring me and believing in me. She has encouraged me to share my stories more than anyone. She’s been so supportive since the very beginning. It’s mainly because of her your reading my blog now; Cynthia Cristelli, one of my best friends and mentors. I am the teacher I am today, because of her; George Couros had a lot to do with my blog too… not only for taking the time to help me set up the blog but also for inspiring me with his stories; Joan Young has also been really important in my adventure. Through her constant support and inspiration I learned to jump into every new opportunity. Her refreshing blog keeps motivating me all the time.

I’d also like to thank my entire PLN, especially: Aviva Dunsiger, Jennifer Verschoor, Shell Terrell, Lisa Dabbs, Kathy Perret, Kelly Tenkely, Nancy Ehrlich, Jessica Kelleher Clive Elsmore , Tania Ash, Kelly Alford, Vicky Loras and Will and Elvira Deyamport. You had a lot to do with this blog too. I love learning with and from all of you. You’re always there beside me. You’ve touched my life and inspired me to take this huge leap.

Building a PLN is essential. If you haven’t built it yet, you’re missing out a lot. Trust me, join Twitter and enjoy the adventure. I created a list of the most inspiring, supportive and caring educators I’ve met so far (I seriously hope I didn’t forget to include anyone) By clicking on this list you’ll be able to start following them pretty easily. You should know that if you follow these educators you’re just a step away of changing not just your teaching, but also your life. Hope you jump in, just as I did.

68 Comments leave one →
  1. Shelly Sanchez Terrell permalink
    September 14, 2010 10:22 am

    Hi Gret! So glad you entered the blogosphere. Your post on Pernille’s blog really touched me! I can’t wait to read more. Glad you’re part of my PLN as well! You’re pretty amazing!

    • September 14, 2010 10:22 pm

      Thanks Shelly! That story means a lot to me. I’m glad it touched you! Love having you in my PLN! You’re an awesome and inspiring teacher!

  2. September 14, 2010 10:23 am

    A great post, summing up how much the use of a PLN and Twitter can do for a teacher. Don’t be daunted. Blog frequently, if no-one but yourself reads it then that in itself is a great process.

    • September 14, 2010 10:25 pm

      Thanks a lot! I’m really glad I finally started blogging. I’ve been meaning to start for quite a long time. Glad you liked my post!

  3. September 14, 2010 10:43 am

    Welcome to the world-wide PLN.

    I was saddened yesterday to discover at a teacher training session, that so many educators had never even heard of Twitter, and those who had heard of it were universally against it.

    It’s great that you’ve discovered the positive side and that you’ve started to spread the word.

    • September 14, 2010 10:34 pm

      Thanks for the warm welcome!
      That’s why I think it’s so important to share what we do… I really hope this post inspired other teachers.
      Twitter is a really powerful tool. It’s up to us that know how amazing it is, to spread the words and bring teachers on board. Thanks again!

  4. September 14, 2010 11:58 am

    Greta, a beautiful first post! You are officially a blogger🙂 I love the line “powerfully inspired”, that perfectly sums up the way I feel about the amazing educators I get to interact with every day. Thank you for being one of those inspirations. I look forward to seeing where this blogging journey leads you!

    • September 14, 2010 10:37 pm

      Thank YOU Kelly. You’re such an inspiring and supportive educator! Thanks again for helping me jump into blogging. Looking forward to continue learning from you.

  5. September 14, 2010 12:06 pm

    Fantastic first blog, Greta. You’ve introduced me to some new people and ideas. I hadn’t heard of #temt. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to go and read your guest post now. I love the title. My son starts junior kindergarten today and I sure hope his teacher has such a positive attitude!

    • September 14, 2010 10:51 pm

      Hi Tara,
      Thanks for your kind words! #temt is awesome. So glad you started following my recommendations. They are all amazing educators, you’ll see! I’d love to know if you liked my other post. It’s such a special story!
      Hope your kid has an awesome teacher! Let me know about it! Thanks again!

  6. September 14, 2010 4:17 pm

    I am a new entrant into this brave new world as well. Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement in this blog post.

    • September 14, 2010 10:57 pm

      Hi Susan,
      Welcome! I’m glad my post inspired you! Let me know if I can be of any help!
      Thanks!!

  7. September 14, 2010 5:11 pm

    Well done, Gret! Look forward to reading your posts (and hopefully sharing experiences) in the future.

    • September 14, 2010 10:59 pm

      Thanks a lot Dawn! I’m looking forward to sharing our experiences too!

  8. September 14, 2010 5:38 pm

    I love this post!! You have shared your enthusiasm for learning in new ways with us all through your writing!

    Wouldn’t it be great if our students had the same enthusiasm for learning? I’m constantly challenging myself to make that happen.

    So grateful to be learning along with you. Enjoy the journey!

    • September 14, 2010 11:17 pm

      Thanks for your kind words Michelle! I totally agree with you! It’d be awesome if our students had the same enthusiasm… I believe we can encourage lifelong learning by role modeling it ourselves… I’m really grateful too… Love learning with/from you!

  9. September 14, 2010 6:54 pm

    Wow Greta! What a wonderful first post. Thank you so much for mentioning me as a part of it. I learn so much from you, and I feel very fortunate to have you as part of my PLN. You’re passionate about teaching and learning, and you’re obviously a great teacher … and now a great blogger too!

    Can’t wait to read your next post!
    Aviva

    • September 14, 2010 11:21 pm

      Hi Aviva,
      Thanks for your kind words! It really means a lot, coming from you! You’ve been so important in this journey. I’m so lucky I met you! Having you in my PLN is a blessing!

  10. Dilek Esen permalink
    September 14, 2010 7:49 pm

    “Once Upon a Time a Teacher Joined Twitter…” What a wonderful post, thanks for sharing…teachers really need support and inspiration…

    • September 14, 2010 11:22 pm

      Thanks a lot for your feedback! I agree teachers need inspiration and support. I believe we can help other teachers by spreading the word, sharing what we do…
      Thanks again!

  11. September 14, 2010 9:46 pm

    Yeah, Gret!!! I’ve enjoyed reading the blogs of your students, and now I get to hear from you. I’m thrilled you have started your own blog. Like you, I am inspired daily from my friends on Twitter. It was all of the conversations on Twitter that helped me get started blogging. It just seems like a natural way to continue and participate in the conversation. It’s like I am no longer confined to the inside walls of my classroom. I’m learning so much from people everywhere. I’m looking forward to following your blog and hearing all you have to say. Congrats!

    • September 15, 2010 12:07 am

      Thanks so much Cathy! I really appreciate your support! I loved what you said: “It’s like I am no longer confined to the inside walls of my classroom” That’s so true! We get to learn so much. Looking forward to continue learning with and from you!

  12. September 14, 2010 10:05 pm

    Greta!!! I’m so thrilled that you have joined the blogging world! You have so much to offer and I am so honored to be a part of your PLN. Twitter is such a power tool and I can’t wait to share your insights with others who are hesitant to join. You’re an amazing educator and I hope to meet you in person one day and revisit your beautiful country! Un beso y abrazo.

    • September 15, 2010 12:10 am

      Hi Elle! Thanks a lot. I’m so glad I met you. You’re a really important part of my PLN! You’re an awesome teacher. I’m sure we’ll meet in person one day! Gracias por todo, de verdad!

  13. Kathy permalink
    September 14, 2010 10:34 pm

    What a beautiful first blog, my friend. I love hearing of your journey and transformations. A strong, supportive PLN is amazing. I, too, have learned so much over the last few months. Twitter has opened so many doors for all of us. The journey has just begun. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead and is around each corner. It’s great taking the journey with you. Thanks so much for the mention. I’m honored.

    • September 15, 2010 12:16 am

      Hi Kathy! Thanks so much! I really appreciate all your support. You’re right a strong, supportive PLN is amazing…I’m so lucky I have mine, and you’re such an important part of it. You’re a wonderful and inspiring educator. I also love taking this journey with you. Thanks again Kathy!

  14. brandy75 permalink
    September 14, 2010 11:25 pm

    Greta,
    You are an inspirational writer, and I can identify with your journey. I began using Twitter while at ISTE in Denver this year and I haven’t stopped. It has truly enriched my professional life and also the teachers I mentor.
    I have also enjoyed reading your students blogs and look forward to continuing reading and responding.
    JoAnn

    • September 15, 2010 12:21 am

      Thanks JoAnn! Thanks for your comment! It’s an awesome journey, I’m really glad you’re also on board. It’s really enriching. Thanks for reading and commenting on my students’ blogs. It really means a lot to us!

  15. September 15, 2010 12:27 am

    Greta,

    I am absolutely thrilled that you have started your blog! Thank you for mentioning me; I feel like the fortunate one who has learned much from you sharing everything you learn on Twitter. I loved your post on Pernille’s blog and with this post I am doubly excited and anticipating great work to come.
    Thanks for sharing. Way to go!!

    • September 15, 2010 3:30 pm

      Hi Joan!
      Thanks for your comment! I’m so glad I get to share this journey with you. I’ve learned so much from you! You’re such an encouraging and supportive teacher. Your students are really lucky to have you! Thanks again!

  16. September 15, 2010 12:36 am

    Gret! I love your first post on your blog. Congrats on your launch. I’m looking forward to reading more from you. You are a wonderful educator and I love chatting with you. Good luck in the weeks and months to come.

    • September 15, 2010 3:34 pm

      Hi Eliza! Thanks so much! I really appreciate your support and kind words. It means a lot coming from you. I love chatting with you too! Thanks again!

  17. marisapavan permalink
    September 15, 2010 12:41 am

    What a great first post, Greta! I’m glad you’re in my PLN. I’ve felt identified with many of your experiences as to the way you started in Twitter and the encouragement you’ve received from wonderful educators.
    I’m looking forward to reading further posts.
    Regards,
    Marisa (@Mtranslator)

    • September 15, 2010 3:38 pm

      Hi Marisa!
      Thanks a lot! I’m really glad you’re in my PLN too. Having a PLN makes a difference… I just felt I had to share my story, so that others could see how amazing it can be. You’re really supportive and an awesome teacher. I’m really glad I met you!

  18. September 15, 2010 12:44 am

    Bueno, puedes ver que todos te aman. Eres una inspiracion a todo su PLN. No puedo esperar ver lo que vas a compartir por medio de tu blog. Tu manera de escribir puede mover montanas. Estoy agradecido de ser parte de tu PLN. Es un placer y una bendicion verdadera.

    • September 15, 2010 3:43 pm

      Gracias por tus palabras Jeremy. Hacia mucho tiempo que queria empezar a escribir y no podia… Estoy feliz de haber empezado, y estoy convencida que es gracias a todos ustedes. Sos muy importante en mi PLN. Gracias por tu apoyo y aliento permanente. Haberte conocido es una bendicion.

  19. September 15, 2010 1:49 am

    G’day Greta,
    What a fantastic first personal post. It is so much like my own – join twitter – can’t see use – year or so later suddenly the value appears – develop PLN for self. Now get the students involved more.

    I loved reading those posts from your student blogs and thanks for joining the student blogging challenge. You are now helping your students develop a PLN even though they might not know that yet.

    • September 15, 2010 3:47 pm

      Hi Miss W. I really appreciate your words! Thanks for sharing your story with me. I always tell people that it takes a while to figure out Twitter, but once you do you get to see how powerful it is.
      Thanks for the comments on my students’ blogs. They are really excited about blogging. Getting comments from all over the world really helps! Looking forward to the blogging challenge! I’m sure we’ll get to learn a lot from it.

  20. September 15, 2010 11:44 pm

    Congratulations on your first post Greta,

    Putting yourself out there is always a hard thing to do. I hope that you find blogging rewarding and that your pln will continue to grow. Good luck!

    • September 16, 2010 9:29 am

      Thanks for your kind words! I really appreciate it. I agree, putting yourself out there is not easy at all… but is so rewarding!
      Thanks again!

  21. September 16, 2010 11:26 am

    What an excellent first post to start with, Greta! I’m really thankful to you for have been inspiring me. I’m so glad that I’ve met you on twitter and you are part of my PLN. Tks again for including my name in your list!🙂

    Actually, I have been learning a lot from the amazing educators I am meeting on twitter.

    Needless to say that I am learning a lot from you. I’ve just started that blog project with my students because you’ve inspired me to do that!
    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your next posts!

    Luciana
    @inglesinteract

    • September 16, 2010 11:23 pm

      Hi Lu!
      Thanks a lot for your support and kind words! I really appreciate it! You’re an awesome educator and I’m so glad I’ve met you too!
      It’s amazing how much we get to learn with/from our PLN. I’m so glad you started blogging with your students, you’ll see what a great experience it is!
      Thanks again!

  22. Cecilia Coelho permalink
    September 16, 2010 1:11 pm

    What a great, inspiring first post Gret! I have no doubt the next ones will be just as good, and I’ll be sure to follow your blog🙂 Thanks for sharing so much of your experience, your inspiration, your favorite blogs, the people who’ve helped you. I saw a lot of myself in your words too, for what twitter and the blogs I read have done for me, my professional development and my practice.

    Congrats on a wonderful beginning!

    • September 16, 2010 11:28 pm

      Hi Cecilia! Thanks a lot for your comment! It means a lot… Twitter is great… 24/7 Professional development… It’s wonderful how much we get to learn. I’m really glad you found my post inspiring… Thanks again! Looking forward to learning with/from you!

  23. September 17, 2010 12:05 am

    Only those that have gone down this road will truly understand the power of Twitter. I started in a very similar way as you. I joined but never really committed until the end of May…that commitment has become a life changing journey!

    I am so thrilled to know you are part of my PLN. The learning, growing, and connecting makes me feel like I am the kind of educator my students can be proud of!

    J

    • September 17, 2010 12:17 am

      Hi Jana! Thanks for sharing your story! I’m so glad I decided to give twitter another try… I got to meet awesome educators and learned so much from them… You’re one of those amazing educators. I’m really glad you are part of my PLN. I bet your students are really proud of you! They are so lucky to have you! Thanks again!

  24. September 17, 2010 1:41 am

    Hi Gret, so glad your blog is finally up. As you know, your guest blog post really inspired me, and I am excited to read more!
    Hope to speak soon and glad to have you in my PLN!

    Jessica

    • Jessica permalink
      September 17, 2010 1:42 am

      Oops, posted this from my other blog’s admin account! Sorry! But I meant every word😉

    • September 17, 2010 11:32 am

      Thanks Jessica! You have so much to do with this blog! I’m really glad to have you in my PLN too! Looking forward to continue learning from each other!

  25. September 18, 2010 11:33 am

    gret, great entrance into the world of educational blogging. You have written not only a personal blueprint for developing a PLN, but also a model for 21st Century learning. The technology has given us the ability to go beyond walls, beyond borders, and beyond the constraints of time. As you modeled for all, we can gather, collaborate, create, and communicate information and ideas. That is what we are supposed to be teaching kids to do. How better to do it than to do it ourselves and model that to our students. This is a great blueprint for our non-digital colleagues as well. Your open approach and sharing intentions will go a long way in making that happen. Thanks.

    • September 18, 2010 4:15 pm

      Hi Tom,
      Thanks so much for your words. They mean a lot to me coming from you. I’ve wanted to start my own blog for a really long time. It was thanks to my PLN that I was able to do it. I just felt I needed to share my story with other educators, especially non-digital ones. I hope I can inspire others and get them to jump into amazing adventure too. Once again, thanks!

  26. Melody_ugdsb permalink
    September 18, 2010 3:09 pm

    Fantastic, Gret! I really enjoyed reading your first blog! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with all of us. Your story sounds so similar to my own and I’m sure so many others. Joining Twitter has been one of the best professional choices I have ever made! I look forward to hearing more from you! ~Melody

    • September 18, 2010 4:38 pm

      Hi Melody! Thanks so much for your kind words! I really appreciate it! I agree with you, joining twitter has also been one of the best choices for me too.
      Thanks for sharing your story with me. Hope to continue learning with and from you!

  27. BJacketsFan (Julie Simmons) permalink
    September 18, 2010 4:46 pm

    Hi Gret! Kinda late on reading this post and commenting, but I want you to know how much I enjoyed reading your first blog post. Your Twitter journey sounds a lot like mine. I have also been so inspired by members of my PLN. I started out lurking and just this past summer started to contribute a bit more. I am currently running a “Tech Club” for/with my colleagues and I am trying to persuade them to join Twitter and find out for themselves about the power of a PLN. I would love to share your list with my fellow teachers. It was also nice to learn a bit about you other than the teaching part – just as you first joined Twitter for your interest in soccer, I started with Twitter because I am a passionate hockey fan. I have found that my real use for Twitter has been much more for education purposes, but I still enjoy following other hockey fans as well. So glad you’re part of my PLN!

    • September 19, 2010 11:43 pm

      Hi Julie! Thanks for sharing your story and commenting on my post! I really appreciate it! I’m really glad you’re part of my PLN too. Please feel free to share this list. I created to help other teachers start building their PLN. I’m amazed by how powerful Twitter is. I think it’s great you’re running a Tech Club, it’s a great way to share with other educators all the great things you learn here.
      I love sports! Soccer and tennis are my favorite! I like hockey too… =) Thanks again! Hope to keep learning with and from you!

  28. September 20, 2010 8:38 am

    What a fantastic post! I have shared with our Tech Department in the hope of jump-starting the move towards creating PLN’s and using Twitter for professional development. It’s really quite amazing to see how many people are, well, in the dark about the wealth of resources available out there!

    Thanks for sharing, and I’ve added your blog to my Google reader. I look forward to reading your future posts. You are a wonderful resource and I love learning alongside you.
    Bravo!🙂

    • September 20, 2010 10:53 am

      Thanks so much Tania! I’m really glad you liked my first post! I agree with you! People are not aware about the great resources available! That’s why I think that spreading the word is so important. Thanks for sharing my post with your Tech Department, I’m honored!
      You’re an amazing educator, I love learning with/from you too! You’re a really important part of my PLN! As I said on my post: You have really inspired me and helped me take this huge step! Thanks again!

  29. Gail (@used2bprincipal) permalink
    September 20, 2010 9:38 am

    Greta,

    I loved reading your eloquent, sincere blog and could certainly identify with your feelings. You inspired me to write my most recent blog about my reservations about being part of twitter. After a few short weeks I never thought that I would share the benefits of twitter with others, but I am. Connecting with you has been one major benefit.

    Keep blogging and being the amazing teacher that you are. Thanks for being a vital part of my PLN.

    • September 20, 2010 11:07 am

      Hi Gail!
      Thanks for your feedback! It means a lot to me coming from you! I’m really glad my post inspired you to share your story. I’m so happy I met you. You’re an amazing and supportive educator. You’re the kind of principal I’d love to have! Thank you for being such an important part of my PLN!

  30. September 20, 2010 1:03 pm

    What a wonderful first post and such inspiring words! I wish you all the best on your blogging adventure as it is indeed, an adventure of sorts, with all kinds of exciting avenues that will open up as a result.

    Like you, at first I didn’t really “get” twitter and it took me a little while to get the hang of it. Now, I can’t imagine life without it and it has helped shape me as an educator.

    The power of sharing ideas, resources, personal experiences etc via a blog is also amazing. Creating one’s very own PLN is an enriching and motivational factor in writing posts.

    I look forward to reading more😉

    • September 20, 2010 10:26 pm

      Wow Janet! Thanks so much for your comment! It means a lot coming from a great educator like you! I’m really excited about blogging! I’ve wanted to start my own blog for a really long time. It was my PLN that inspired me to do it… It’s really amazing what happens when you build it. Looking forward to continuing sharing this journey with you! Thanks again!

  31. September 22, 2010 2:29 am

    Great first post Gret! This summer at ISTE I presented about PLN’s with some people you know from Twitter I’m sure. I started off the presentation with the line something to the effect of “every PLN begins with a story.” Your blog post certainly exemplifies that. It was a great story and you have an amazing knack for infusing passion and clarity into your writing. Keep the posts coming, and thanks for your support in my PLN🙂

    • September 22, 2010 9:10 am

      Thanks so much Cory! I really appreciate your support! I didn’t know you presented about PLN’s! I wish I had attended your presentation. Developing your PLN is so important. I was really clueless about PLNs until people started tweeting about it!
      Thank you for kind words and for all you do to support edblogs! I’m really glad you’re part of my PLN!

  32. October 1, 2010 12:02 am

    Dear Gret,

    I am so happy to see this blog grow!!! You inspire teachers worldwide and it was high time to start this wonderful blog🙂

    Looking forward to sharing and learning together.
    Warm regards
    Jennifer

    • October 1, 2010 1:05 pm

      Thanks so much Jen! It really means a lot to me coming from you! You have been so supportive and encouraging. I’m really glad you’re part of my PLN.
      I’m looking forward to sharing and learning together too!

  33. October 15, 2010 11:45 pm

    Just subscribed to your blog, Gret. I have seen your name often on Twitter but I didn’t realize that you had begun blogging yourself. My story is very similar to yours as I joined Twitter but really didn’t ‘get it’. I lurked for over a year because I felt that I had nothing unique to offer. However, this past spring I began responding to tweets and sharing ideas and I caught a glimpse of what was possible through Twitter. Then this summer I stumbled upon #mathchat, #edchat and #edtech. My learning took off and I met amazing people through this medium. I am an educational consultant for my school district and I constantly share my passion for Twitter everywhere I go. The possibilities are endless and it is amazing to me that I have the opportunity to meet people like you from around the world. It is truly amazing! I appreciate your thoughts, insights and the work you do with students. I will recommend that teachers follow you to see what is possible. Thanks!

    • October 17, 2010 5:11 pm

      Wow Cathy, thanks so much for your comment and thank you for sharing your story with me. It’s amazing how similar PLN stories are… My life and my teaching have changed so much. I keep learning with/from amazing educators from all over the world. It’s like a roller coaster ride…It’s so exciting. Thanks again! Looking forward to sharing and learning together!

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