Creating a Classroom Twitter?
Simon Sinek's work of the golden circle.
Teaching the Teachers: The Role of Twitter in Professional Development
Some Collaborative Research...
"Move away from technology being a means to an end as this does not ask us to question or understand the full nature and value of education"
Catherine Cronin is researching
"..how current technologies can be used in meaningful ways to support learning and teaching."
And A Shared Question...
sharing of information
I wanted to see if it was possible to use twitter to nudge into play a knowledge creating culture. A culture where the action of improving an idea through connecting with others, creating and sharing ideas, changeing thinking and where the action of doing creating, changing and collaborating was a daily class expectation.
Ask your self would Jane Austen or William Wordsworth be comfortable with whats going on in your twitter feed?
If your answer is yes, then possibly you are using twitter as a super flash way of writing cordial letters to another class.
If you decide Austin and Wordsworth would not be comfortable then there is a slight chance you are nudging into play something that is more reflective of Future Building teaching and learning.
What do you think? I'd love to know how you experienced this.
2. Creating a Space for Student Voice by By Catherine Cronin
3. Digital Citizenship
A Professional twitter
It's a beautiful thing!
My Professional twitter @dianagracenz is the 'Why'.
My Classroom twitter @MathsPirates is an exploration of 'What' the 'Why' might look like. Does that make sense?
2. How Can Twitter Be Used as a Powerful Educational Tool? A stunning post By Alan November @ globalearner
Imagine a room with lots of people who are inspired by the things that inspire you, excited by the things that excite you, then one person asks a question. You all hear the question, you all respond at different times in multiple ways!
"The knowledge in the room is the room" David Weinberger's book: Too Big To Know
School parent community is unsure about social media?
1. Share Frank Drew's thoughtful and informed presentation on Social Media And Your Child
2. I use twitter for maths. See @MathsPirates
How do I set up a twitter account?
1. Depending on how you use twitter personally or professionally I'd reccomend you open a separate account to your personal/professional one.
2. Choose an identity for your class twitter. I chose pirates and the curriculum area Maths. @MathsPirates
3. Choose a password you will remember!
4. Choose a profile picture that can be easily recognised by a young student when scrolling through a twitter feed. Choose a profile picture that can be easily spotted by other students. Many classroom twitter profiles are too hard to see, even from an interactive white board!
5. I used a different email address for my class twitter. Class Twitter school email. Again, keeping things separate from my proffessional one.
6. I keep my classroom twitter account open on my classroom teacher laptop. This means we can tweet in the moment.
7. Read a great resource by Edudemic - A simple guide to twitter for teachers
8. When your established. Have a go at understanding and setting up a Twitter list.
Read the step by step process by 21st Century Fluency Project
How do I get other classes to tweet with my class?
2. Follow lots of other classrooms who tweet. Follow a large variety of class levels. Remember learning and ability is not based on chronological age.
3. Thank classrooms for following you.
4. Send tweets to specific classes. Invite classrooms into a conversation or work on a particular project together! Can you include a twitter community that would not usually tweet with a school?
5. Tweet interesting images
10. Read Tips for using twitter at school By Candace Reim
My students are referred to as 'Maths Pirates'.
I was inspired by Dave Burgess's book Teach Like A Pirate Hashtag #Tlap13
My explicit classroom teaching is influenced by Tony Wagner's and Andy Hargreaves work on their research towards creating Innovators.