Cherokee Twitter Challenge

Connecting Cherokee to the World

Twitter Challenge

Complete the tasks listed below and connect yourself to the world.

Why Twitter?

Twitter enables you to become a connected educator who can instantly connect to educators worldwide who are interested in the same things as you. Go beyond the four walls of our school/district and your comfort zone to learn all Twitter can offer you!

Day 1 - Thursday, April 30th

Sign up for a Twitter account. Make sure you change the egg to a picture and update your profile so that others can see your role in education, passion, and interests. If you already have an account help someone get set up.

Day 2 - Friday, May 1st

Compose a tweet telling the world a bit about yourself. Perhaps something funny/interesting or otherwise engaging. Add this hashtag #cmschat to the end of your tweet. If you don't know what to say, try something like: "Hi I am new to Twitter. I teach (7th grade math) and am looking forward to connecting with other educators."

*Make sure to share your Twitter handle with Cherokee by adding the hashtag #cmschat

Day 3 - Saturday, May 2nd or Sunday, May 3rd

Find & follow 5 new people on Twitter. Search for people with similar interests or that teach the same grade/subjects. You can google "top (subject/grade/interest) to follow on twitter." Some people to consider: @pernilleripp @joykirr @wmchamberlain

Day 4 - Monday, May 4th

Take a look at the Weekly Twitter Chat Times & commit to a chat sometime in the next week. Using the link below, find one (or more) that you think sound interesting and more importantly relevant to you. This is a great way to find educators in your specialized area.

Tweet out which chat you will be attending using the chat hashtag and #cmschat

Example: I'm going to be joining #engchat on Monday! #cmschat

Remember, lurking (just watching) a chat is okay. Follow people that interest you in the chat.

Twitter Chat Times

Day 5 - Tuesday, May 5th

Take a photo with a team member or colleague and tag the photo using the hashtag #cmschat


Tweet a photo of quality work completed in your classroom today! Use the hashtag #cmschat *make sure student names cannot be seen on the work*

Tip - Retweet other's pictures and spread the success.

Day 6 - Wednesday, May 6th

We have some rockstar colleagues! Tweet out something a colleague is doing in teaching that you want to know more about or you think should be shared. Add their Twitter handle if you know it and #cmschat

Day 7 - Thursday, May 7th

Retweet a tweet & favorite a tweet from your timeline.

Day 8 - Friday, May 8th

Your PLN (personal/professional learning network) has surely grown due to your activity on Twitter. #FF mean "Follow Friday" & is a chance to share a few people you think should be followed. For example: #FF @CherokeeSPS

So today, #FF a few people to tell us who we should follow. Be sure to include #cmschat