For our second week, we were invited to follow different entities on Twitter, and one another. We were also given homework each week on Twitter. My handle is @gwynonite. I created this name back when I was in high school "gwynonite, like dynomite". It's stuck with me.
I have to say that I quit Facebook almost 5 years ago now, because I felt like it was encroaching on my personal time. I don't feel that way about Twitter somehow. I said this in another essay I wrote, that I feel like with Twitter, you can get on the bus and off the bus. I don't feel as glued to it as I did Facebook.
I think about Twitter for education purposes, and how my daughter will grow up in a world that always had social media, and what that all will mean. I like that students will be better able to connect. I hope that will be able to built friendships and solidarity. I do understand about the raw underbelly of all of this, and online bullying. But I love the idea that she could just tweet to National Geographic, or other museums in a way that seriously no one had access to when I was growing up. I wonder if any of my followers have used Twitter in their classes, and what this experience was like?