Friday, April 3, 2015

Celebrate This Week! 4.04.15

It's always good to end the week on a positive note.  Sometimes we concentrate on the negatives.  We have a choice.  Choose positive.  Choose to celebrate.  I will be joining Ruth Ayres and her weekly link-up, Celebrate This Week.  Check out all the other celebrations HERE

This weekend I am celebrating Voxer!

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Last summer at nErDcampMI, Colby Sharp talked about Voxer.  He explained it as a walkie-talkie app that was allowing him to stay in contact with the other nerdcamp planners.  I remember thinking at the time that I just didn't know how I would use it.

This past winter, Voxer was brought up again with some friends I had met at nerdcamp/ncte.  Again, I wasn't sold on it since I couldn't see how it would work for me.

Then, I read a Nerdy post by Katherine Sokolowski and how she uses Voxer to talk daily with a group of people.  That got me thinking, I talk daily with friends across the country on Twitter.  But 140 characters can be limiting and not as personal.

I sent out a tweet and got it going.  Now, I talk daily with groups of people about everything.  One group is just daily bantering.  Going back and forth about life.  Making each other laugh.  Another group is daily inspiration.  We share books.  We share ideas.  We share thoughts.  It's invigorating and exciting. 

One of the best parts about Voxer is how personal it is.  Hearing voices instead of reading words makes my heart happy.  I love that Voxer allows me to hear my friends, yet if I need to text my words I have that option on there as well.  I can send pictures too.

I want to be happy in life.  A big part of our lives is our jobs.  I'd like to think everyone goes into teaching because they love being with children and are looking to make an impact on young lives.  Somewhere in ideal land and reality, many people change their attitude about their daily work.  Twitter has changed my attitude about work.  Having new ideas and something to be excited about has impacted what I do with students.  Voxer has only increased it.  Getting new ideas and having a space to share them with others who want to know and share that excitement is infectious.

I'm celebrating my Voxer friends and to many more conversations with them! 


  1. I have been watching your tweets about your Voxer excitement. It is amazing how sharing comes in so many different forms. My teaching life would so different if I didn't have ways to share it with others. Great celebration.

  2. I have been following your Voxer journey on Twitter, but am glad that you also wrote about it here. Like you, I wondered how Voxer could apply to me. I think I need to take another look... :)


  3. Sounds great, Michele. Gathering a group of people to talk about 'like' things is wonderful. I'm glad you took that next step.

  4. It has been a fantastic experience. Thank you so much, Michele! ❤️

  5. This is so wonderful. Choosing to be happy, inspired and connected, so important.

  6. Voxer is an exciting platform to voice opinions, Michele. I have also been involved but not to the extent of daily conversations. It is exciting to hear a voice instead of just reading a tweet.

  7. I also keep hearing about Voxer, but don't know how I would be using it. I'm glad you're finding connection and encouragement with your friends. Yay for conversations. :)