Try a Twitter Board!

Screen Shot 2015-11-14 at 7.24.02 AMTwitter 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!

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About mrcameron14

I am a Grade 6 teacher of 18 years in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. Passionate about sharing with teachers throughout the world. Teaching students how to use technology 4 good and to make a positive difference in the world. Apple Distinguished Educator 2013, SMART Exemplary Educator 2013, Google Educator 2015.
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2 Responses to Try a Twitter Board!

  1. @ryanmgatto says:

    Great idea! Many parents may not be online or have missed that tweet. This is a nice way to displaying it so it is always there.

    Have you ever considered a school hashtag?

    It builds capacity within your school as well. How is it going?

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  2. Katie says:

    Interesting concept… a great way to help the community not only see what is going on inside your classroom, but help all to see how your students are contributing to the world around them. I am sure that this experience impacts the students and the community. A nice use of technology… teaching how to use tools to create a positive difference in the world.

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