Twitter has become an invaluable platform for me to share the incredible things that my students are doing with the world! (Read my blog: ‘Twitter Ideas for the Classroom’). My students have a voice that reaches far beyond the walls of our classroom; they feel empowered knowing that their work, thoughts, opinions and actions matter.
However, I have recently started to wonder whether or not my students’ voice is permeating our local school community. What about the parents, teachers and students not on Twitter? Are they truly aware of what our students are doing and accomplishing? This led me to the idea of a “Twitter Board”.
I have a bulletin board in the hall directly outside of my classroom where I post “tweet highlights”. I notice, on many occasions, students, teachers and parents talking about the happenings in our classroom, that they never would have been aware of without our Twitter Board.
Could “Twitter Boards” find a place in other schools, perhaps even at front entrances, sharing the incredible things our students are doing with the whole school community?
Would love to hear your thoughts!