I participated in my first Twitter chat this week! I was in the #3rdchat that "meets" on Wednesday evenings. I was excited to try out a chat in this format. I've used chat rooms before, but this was a little different to get used to since I had to make sure I included the # with every tweet. A few times I forgot and had to delete the tweet and RT with the #. This usually happened when the conversation was going pretty fast and I was trying to keep up. The main topic in this chat session was creating a flipped classroom. Because of the chat, I now also follow #flipclass, along with @claymayer and @JaimeVanderG. Then it got even more confusing when I wanted to include both #s in my tweets, as well as mention people. I think I finally got the hang of it :).
I liked that I had the chance to quickly interact with colleagues and learn about something new from their perspective. By the end of the chat, I had 11 tabs open in my browser to go back and sift through new information. I discovered Clay's class website, as well as several others about creating a flipped classroom including this one and her interesting post about critics of the flipped class model.
Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and look forward to participating in more chats. One thing that I think would make the chats easier is if there was a type of "info" or "about" for the # groups. The Cybraryman link was helpful to know when the #3rdchat would happen, but I don't know if or when some of the other #s I follow have a regular weekly chat. I posted a few tweets to the #s, so maybe I can find out that way.