Yeah, I just like that twitterpated is a real word. And it, sadly, doesn’t reflect my experience in the Twitter chat.
MTBoS Mission #5 was to attend and participate in a Twitter chat. I was super pumped to see #chemchat listed, but nobody showed up.
Instead, I went to #precalcchat. Definitely out of my normal range, but they asked about non-pre-calc-specific things:
- planning content vs concepts and official math practices
- emphasis of calc or manual manipulation
- unit flow, structure or elements
For the five other people involved in the chat, I hope it was helpful. I guess I was all geared up for some crazy-fast-paced-Twitter-awesomeness, but it went pretty slowly, and the people involved were mostly just sharing their responses to questions, rather than asking for advice or troubleshooting. They also seemed fairly traditional (besides the technology bent), and not interested in changing. While I’m all in favor of finding new information from veterans (especially stuff that is tried and true), this particular chat wasn’t terribly enlightening or helpful for me.
I’m not super excited to go back, but I want to have a better experience.