This semester has taught me a lot about the power of social media. I am aware that I have expanded my knowledge and I hope that I have also contributed to the learning of my fellow students. I feel as though we all carry different knowledge and experiences with us. I appreciated the multiple interactions that this course has allowed me to experience.
I am going to begin with my Twitter journey. Twitter is where I feel that I have grown the most. The last tweet that I sent before this class began was in April 2015. We started our Twitter journey with a mock twitter chat.
This definitely peaked my interest. I was a bit overwhelmed by our first Twitter chat as there was a lot going on. Once I downloaded Tweet deck – this made it a lot easier to follow.
I enjoyed these chats I did participate in them as much as I could. It was a great way to share your opinion and listen to what others thought and had to say.
I also found Twitter to be a great platform to share social justice stories which is something that I am very interested in. I followed some very informative accounts such as The Human Rights Watch, The UN, etc. This provided me with very interesting information that I truly enjoy sharing with others to keep us all informed.
I definitely will continue to use Twitter to keep me informed and share information with others.
I also used Twitter to connect with other students and share articles that I found very useful and interesting. This is a great way to share ideas, tips, and interesting articles with other students in my class. I enjoyed using the #ECMP355 and #ECMP455 to easily share this with eachother.
Lastly, I used Twitter to share posts that I had written occasionally! This is the post that I had written after Katia told us about the Catfish who harassed Alec.
I also feel that blogging was a vital way for us to connect and assist eachother with our learning. Blogging is something that I have grown to enjoy and have definitely improved upon as the semester progressed. I loved when I would receive comments on my blog. I also enjoyed commenting on other students blog. This is something that I religiously did weekly. I truly enjoyed reading others posts and providing my opinions.
These comments were a few examples of the types of conversations that occurred on a few of my posts. These next few photos are different comments that I wrote on my fellow students blog posts.
Commenting on other’s blogs was a great way for us all to interact with eachother and provide the knowledge that we possess.
Zoom proved to be an effective way for all of us to connect. Using Zoom we were even able to connect with Carol Todd!! This is a very useful tool that I honestly knew nothing about. I feel as though we all contributed to eachother’s learning. I know that often we did not take the mic, but we did participate regularly via use of the chat box. We learned a great deal of applicable information about different programs that we can utilize within our classrooms.
Lastly, Google Plus was a great way for us all to connect and help eachother or share interesting articles. I found help a few times! I would simply ask a question and check back an hour later and there would be multiple responses provided for me! I also enjoyed that people posted interesting information.
A large component of this class is all about learning ourselves and contributing to the learning of others. I have completed a Google doc which includes many different examples of my contributions to the learning of others.
As this class ends, I reflect upon the semester and how much we have all learned! Thanks to all of my classmates for assistance with my learning and I hope that I contributed to yours along the way!