My principal, Don Grant and I were just discussing the great story “Stone Soup’ that he read to our school community. The story was read before serving the harvest soup that our parent volunteers helped prepare from our school garden produce. I took pictures from the day we first planted the seeds, when we harvested the vegetables, while Mr. Grant read the book and finally when our own soup was served. My students enjoyed their soup, wrote about what they had learned from the story and finally, they airdropped their thoughts to me. I now had a treasure trove of images on my computer, it only seemed right to share!
I informed our principal that I would be sharing highlight images with him via email and he inquired about how he may share our journey with the greater school community. Although there are many ways to share, in this case Mr. Grant and I decided the platform would be a tweet.
I sent the following email with explicit instructions for “tweeting like a pro”.
I thought I’d share them with YOU!
1. Drag image to your desktop OR screen shot each image (Press and hold- COMMAND and SHIFT with your left index and thumb and 4 with right index). The screen shots will automatically save to your desktop ( Instructions for screen shots are for Mac users).
2. Open Twitter and press Tweet.
3. Drag the screenshot (image) you want to tweet to the white box.
4. Compose your tweet. (You may also use S- for students, Ss- for students, etc.) Try to leave about 20-25 characters to allow for the addition of some hashtags.
5. Add hashtags (eg #TBCDSB, #NWOTchat, #onted, #ontedleaders, #edchat, #edtech) to increase audience. *Anyone following the hashtags will view your tweet!
6. Since you have added a photo/image (you can add multiple images if you wish) you can “tag” up to 10 people. Click on “Who’s in this photo” and tag the people you want to see the image ** The people you have tagged will recieve a Notification indicating they have been tagged, which will prompt them to view your tweet and image.
7. Hit Tweet!
You’ve just tweeted like a pro 🙂