Who would have thought those twitter people are real? [And, who would have thought that I'd make two blog posts in ONE day?]
Yep, they are real. And, not even me could have guessed I'd have two posts in one day.
There's been a lot of conversation going around about how we refer to our Twitter friends (are they friends? colleagues? tweeps? strangers?).
Well, I refer to my Twitter PLN as my friends. They are my lifeline of support when needed. I am lucky to already know some of my Twitter friends that are currently in my school district.
But, my Twitter Math PLN is simply amazing. They provide more support to me than some of my real life friends do. And, guess what?! I got to meet TWO of them! :)
@jreulbach and I met at Panera in Huntersville, NC (we live like 30 minutes from each other!). We ate lunch, talked math, projects, grading, Google Docs, PreCalculus and the list goes on. It was wonderful to meet face to face and learn from each other. Here's us: (Pardon the horrible picture ... my excuse is that I came straight from outdoor swim practice. Her excuse? Apparently it's that she's old! :) Haha! Love ya Julie!)
Then, exactly one week later, I was already headed up to Cincinnati for the 4th of July. I had been harassing @fouss about meeting her since February. So, as the time got closer, we solidified plans. She was kind enough to pick me up at the airport, we headed to the Gap Outlet, then to Newport for walking and lunch. It was so amazing to meet another math twitter friend! We didn't talk much math (which was totally fine with both of us (I think) as we are both enjoying our summer break), but she did bring her new PreCal Workshop book for me to peruse (it's awesome, by the way). It was so much fun to get to know each other even better. Here's we are:
Oh, and inbetween, I got to spend an amazing afternoon with @carissajunek. But, that's not a new meeting. We're college friends, first year of real world roomies, MOHs, founder of the Math Hotties and life long best friends. I don't have a picture from that day, but here's one from the good 'ole days. I love her because we can talk math and school, but then we also talk life and relationships. I wish she was still my roommate or atleast lived in the same city. She's an amazing friend.
Alright, who's next? NCTM Baltimore with my Math Friends? ISTE11 with my Tech Friends? Twitter Math Cruise? Let's GO!