As the title says I was really out of my comfort zone for this one as I attempted to join #saskedchat for the first time. I follow a number of people who are very active on twitter and so I see this group chat pop up on Thursdays regularly. Up until now, I have been terrified to give it a try. As you can see below, I put on a brave face for my group introduction when I really wanted to tell them that I had no idea what I was doing.
The topic for the night was on formative assessment. Thankfully this is something that I am somewhat comfortable with and have a solid working understanding of what it is and how it works. The moderator for the chat that evening was Kelly Christopherson who I had as an instructor last year. The irony of the whole situation was that Kelly had actually been my instructor for ECS 410 which we all know is our class on assessment. I knew I had to be on my game. I also tried to suck up a little bit but he saw right through that as you can see below.
I had three big takeaways for the night.
- Twitter chats are much easier to do than they seem.
- Tweetdeck is a lifesaver because I really don’t know if I would have been able to keep up with the chat if it wasn’t for Tweetdeck.
- Formative assessment is a complex topic as there are so many different ways to do it. I was able to connect with many different people with varying thoughts and ideas on the topic.
I hope to be able to participate in a few other chats in the near future. Hopefully, I will be able to focus more on the content rather than just making sure I didn’t make any mistakes. My only big mistake was forgetting to put the hashtag on a few tweets but there is no record of that because I deleted the tweet and made a new one immediately.
Today’s Disney video is one of my absolute favorites! Nothing like a little Hilary Duff to get you motivated to try something new. The other added bonus is I found the video I will be using for my final blog post. See if you can take a guess and let me know in the comments.