#BYOD4L Tweet Chat (Being a butterfly and taking a good look around first …)

I am delighted to say I took part in the tweetchat this evening with the lovely folks from #BYOD4L … My brain is still buzzing around though having had to scroll through the tweets like a ninja …. hootsuite has definitely come in handy this evening !

I missed #BYOD4L last year and I was determined to try and catch it this year …. I was amazed I managed to get organised enough to start the tweetchat almost on time and found I had to quickly catch up after juggling bedtime demands of daughter and son … amazing how many pillows need smoothing and water cups need filling when mummy is trying to do other stuff !

Anyhow … it was worth all the effort and I got to engage with some really great people … I recognised a few people too and it was so lovely seeing all the familiar names popping up on the screen –   it was also fab to get to tweet with some new linked minded souls and this was made all the more exciting by having the joint #byod4lchat #txeduchat twitter chat with the folks from Texas Educator Chat … at the same time.

We were asked to tweet a selfie this evening but I am afraid I didn’t really want to inflict my rather sorry looking state of me wearing my supergirl pyjamas with my scrunched back hair and absolutely no make up ( I’m painting a great picture I know ! ) so here is a piccie of me with a bit of make up on eating a cake … I think this piccie probably sums me up – although this is probably one of the few pictures I have when I am not wearing pink ( …. pink is kind of my colour ) 2014-06-11 15.51.56

So … I’m looking forward to this week – I will try and see if I can make the tweet chats but not quite sure if I will manage them everynight this week but I will certainly try.

In the spirit of the course and in the words from the BYOD4L Blog I am aiming to ‘ be a butterfly’ so I will be fluttering my way around the various communication channels to see which one I want to settle on before making my mind up …I hope to use Google+ a bit more anyway though so I will try and get to grips with that this week in any case.

I’m also hoping that this will give me the chance to be a bit more reflective generally and hopefully I will manage to actually post something on my blog as I am really looking forward to submitting some evidence so I can claim a badge #deblovesbadges Yay … can’t wait 🙂

The folks at BYOD4L have helpfully created a storify of the tweetchat …  I’m really looking forward to the rest of the week starting with tomorrow’s topic CONNECTING


About Debbaff

Senior Academic Developer at Swansea University Open Educational Resources and Practice Enthusiast Open Digital Badges Lover ... PhD Student in E- Research and Technology Enhanced Learning .. loves Cats and anything Pink ...

Posted on January 11, 2015, in #BYOD4L, Useful and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.


Open Digital Badges

The MoonshotEdu Show

fun, forecasts, foibles, & frontiers in education innovation

Maren Deepwell

CEO & Open Practitioner, sharing my approach to leadership in Learning Technology


Learning across the margins

SueG's Weblog

Dr Sue Greener is interested in online learning, developing people and explaining things clearly. Her blog includes references to research and its practical application in Higher Education as a subset of the wider field of work.

Messy Thinking

life as a connected leader.

digital academic

digital shifts - learning and teaching in higher education


A blog to take my learning forward.


Middlebury College

Debbie Baff

Portfolio of Work


'Inspiring Teaching, Enhancing Assessment and Engaging Students'

Fiona Harvey.

Be useful.


My own reflections on technology enhanced learning @katessoper

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Observations and ideas from University of Derby's Technology Enhanced Learning Team and other TEL practitioners

How to Do Great Research

Grad school survival advice from Nick Feamster and Alex Gray


A place for my thoughts on my PHD Journey


Better teaching through technology


Improve your digital skills one minute at a time

Sara Hawkins

Attorney at Law


The hopeless dream of being—not seeming, but being.

Etale - Education, Innovation, Experimentation

curiosity, love of learning, analysis, synthesis, experimentation, creation, wisdom, the spirit of entrepreneurship, the pursuit of democratization

High Heels and Healthy Meals

Dating, dieting and all that's inbetween

OER World Map

Blog for the OER World Map project funded by The Hewlett Foundation

Scottx5's Blog

Thoughts on Community

Danny considers...

A place for reflection, commentary, sharing of useful resources and general ramblings

The Thesis Whisperer

Just like the horse whisperer - but with more pages

The Research Whisperer

Just like the Thesis Whisperer - but with more money


Just another WordPress.com site

@Ignatia Webs

A blog about my open learning experiences ... and a few other bits of ordinary life

Sue Beckingham: US Study Tour 2011

...exploring the potential of using social media in higher ed to enhance student engagement

Isobel Gowers

Reflections on Learning and Teaching

Espace Sisyphe

épuisant le champ du possible

Open World

Lorna M Campbell

Flexible, Open and Social Learning

A cross-boundary professional development course

Amber at Warwick: academic technology

technology thinking for teaching and research

Alaska Ed Tech

A teacher's journey through the 21st Century


The weekly Learning and Teaching in HE chat created by the community for the community - Wednesday 8-9pm


John Millner's MAODE blog

The Ed Techie

on open education, digital scholarship & over-stretched metaphors

Online Learning Insights

A place for learning about online education

Ministering to Education

Leighton Andrews AM

Opening up learning

by Paul Bacsich


Rhizomes and knitting

Social Media for Learning

Helping you get started using social media for learning, teaching and research


Bring Your Own Devices for Learning: an open learning event for students & teachers (facilitated, stand-alone)

%d bloggers like this: