Last year I posted my top ten tweets for 2016 which was interesting to see which tweets of mine were popular. The top tweet back then was this one for #WednesdayWisdom
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. #WednesdayWisdom
— James Clay (@jamesclay) May 18, 2016
So here are my top ten tweets of 2017, ranked by the number of times it was seen on Twitter.
My tenth most popular tweet was about the difference between teaching and learning.
Teaching is not the same as learning. Everything can be taught online, not everything can be learnt online. Experience is part of learning.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) October 11, 2017
Though we knew this all along… the ninth most popular tweet was a link to the Nature article on the myth of the digital native.
The digital native is a myth. We all use technology in the same way regardless of age. Finally! HT @m1ke_ellis https://t.co/tdMqZ3RsX7
— James Clay (@jamesclay) July 31, 2017
In eighth was a tweet about my favourite child book, The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton.
#MyFavourite book as a child was The Enchanted Wood https://t.co/XblkMC4wkz anyone for pop biscuits or a google bun? #WorldBookDay @tes pic.twitter.com/2m2bnyzBK9
— James Clay (@jamesclay) March 2, 2017
The seventh most popular tweet was the photographs I took when the first passenger service GWR Inter-City Express Train arrived at Weston-super-Mare.
Arrival of the first GWR Inter City Express train at Weston super Mare. I am such an anorak. cc @GWRHelp pic.twitter.com/r272HXfAAd
— James Clay (@jamesclay) November 13, 2017
I attended ALT’s annual conference and made some sketch notes, the sixth most popular tweet was my sketch of the keynote by Peter Goodyear.
Here is my sketch note from the #altc keynote by @petergoodyear on Shaping Spaces pic.twitter.com/F2NEnO1LR6
— James Clay (@jamesclay) September 7, 2017
Another tweet from that conference was the fifth most popular of the year and was a photograph of Josie Fraser receiving her Honorary Life Membership of ALT.
Huge congratulations to @josiefraser for being awarded Honorary Life Membership of ALT. #altc pic.twitter.com/3wZr47hiFf
— James Clay (@jamesclay) September 6, 2017
Fourth position was one towards the end of the year and the only @ reply in the top ten. Amy Pearlman had asked for some best follows for women in IT, HE and Tech. Looking at her profile and seeing she was from Philadelphia in the US, and knowing lots of fantastic women in this space from the UK I added some in a reply.
I would follow @MarenDeepwell @sheilmcn @DonnaLanclos @LornaMCampbell @sarahjenndavies @bonstewart @audreywatters @KerryPinny @ambrouk @VivienRolfe @chrissinerantzi @suethomas @suebecks @Dr_Black @actualham @WarwickLanguage @jsecker @suewatling @dresdeb @nicwhitton @liz_isabella
— James Clay (@jamesclay) December 13, 2017
This response then went somewhat viral and lots of other people added their top follows, it got retweeted and liked a lot, so of course more people saw it and added more people to the list. It’s a fantastic list of some great women to follow on Twitter.
Third place goes to a temperate graph of the tube lines in London.
TfL has revealed the hottest Tube line in London during summer | London Evening Standard https://t.co/kYpV9EAb7c pic.twitter.com/yeXrG3AEhs
— James Clay (@jamesclay) June 21, 2017
Last year a fair few photographs of WHSmith made the top ten, this year my second most popular tweet was about a cat in Boots
That WHSmith may have their carpets @WHS_Carpet but our local branch of Boots have a cat guarding their entrance. pic.twitter.com/RgWKO3R3Zs
— James Clay (@jamesclay) May 20, 2017
I did like this response to it.
— David Bonney (@isetta_windsor) May 20, 2017
So what was my top tweet for 2017, well it was another one from the ALT Conference and it was my sketchnote of Bonnie Stewart’s keynote on openness.
My sketch note of the @bonstewart keynote here at #altc pic.twitter.com/1ZvARS9R7t
— James Clay (@jamesclay) September 5, 2017
My longer thought piece on this keynote can be found on my e-learning blog.
Overall an interesting and delightful year on the Twitter for me.