Thank you so much to all of you that voted for my new Twitter handle. I was overwhelmed with the number of votes cast. Just the other day, I was looking at the map of votes, and I couldn’t believe the number of people from all over the world that weighed in on this decision. Wow!
Technically I should have a new Twitter handle now, and based on the votes, my new name should be @avivadun. I like this handle, as it is a name option and can stay with me regardless of the grade that I teach or the position that I hold in the Board. There’s a problem though: the Twitter poll produced some other name options that I liked even more than the ones that I provided, and now I’m torn. I really want to harness the power of social media to make this choice, and I really want to listen to what my PLN says. To do so though, I need to have another poll.
Below is my final poll: it’s my three favourite choices of names. There’s @avivadun (the name choice that includes my first name and the easiest part to spell of my last name), there’s @avivaloca (the name that made me giggle as soon as I read it, and that I’ve had many messages and comments about, but which did not initially show up top in the polls), and @avivateaches (the name that combines my first name and what I truly love to do — teach).
I love all of these names and hope you will help me in making this final decision. There’s a week for people to vote, so next week will not only be my last week of school and my last week as a Grade 1/2 teacher, but also my last week as @grade1. This sounds very fitting! Let the voting begin.