Tonight I participated in my first twitter chat. Thank you #4thchat for being so gracious and offering up all the resources. What a terrific bunch of teachers. I really liked being able to communicate with other teachers about a subject I happen to really like, "Poetry". It was amazing asking questions and getting real answers immediately. I actually found the chat on a tweet that I looked at then I located the chat on tweetdeck and waited for the next chat.
I did add a few people to follow through the chat. I found it difficult to follow all the tweets as fast as they were coming in. I'm pretty sure that's not possible but I know I'll get better at it the more I participate. I think it would be helpful to have the hashtag copied so all I have to do is paste it in at the end of the tweet. For some reason, that seems to take extra time for me. I also found it difficult to feel like I had something valid to add to the chat. That probably takes some practice too. All in all, I feel good about my first chat and I plan to join them again next Monday at 6:00 pm.