10 Days of Twitter Challenge

We may not be having 12 Days of Xmas, but we are pleased to announce...

Take the 10 Days of Twitter Challenge and earn an extra planning period!

Hi. My name is Jessica and I am Twitter challenged....

This was me just a few short months ago. Sure, I had an account. And I even posted a few things every now and then because we had a Twitter afterschool training one day. I didn’t really understand the purpose of Twitter. What I knew about it consisted of reading which celebrities were having plastic surgery this week, and who happened to be in a Twitter “war, “ exchanging less than positive tweets back and forth.

Now, I am no longer a “rookie” - I have participated in many Twitter chat and have made connections to people, mostly educators, all over the world. I have gotten so much feedback and so many resources from the network that has evolved through this social/information network. There is not enough time in the day for me to spend going through my Twitter feed to see all the great things the people I am following are doing with kids.

The best part, in my opinion, is being able to get out there ALL the fabulous things YOU are doing each and everyday in your classrooms. Twitter is so far-reaching – it does not confine students sharing their work to just their own classmates. The possibilities are endless.

This 10 Day Twitter Challenge has been designed especially for you Colt Rockstars. Complete each challenge below, and then submit the Google Doc (link at the end) for a chance to earn an extra planning period. Our team will cover your classes while you enjoy some free time!

Hi. My name is Jessica and I am Twitter Addicted and I CHALLENGE YOU to become addicted too!

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TUESDAY, December 2

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, passions, and interests. If you already have an account, help someone get set up! Then share your Twitter handle with us on the Twitter Challenge board in the lounge! Follow your colleagues!

Wednesday, December 3

Take a selfie with a team member or colleague and use our school hashtag #coltslearn.

Reminder: Check the "follow" lists of your colleagues and find some folks to follow. This is a great way to grown your PLN!

Thursday, December 4

Tweet a snapshot of quality work completed in your classroom today! (See example below) Tag your tweet using our hashtag #coltslearn. Retweet other's pictures and spread the joy of learning beyond our school walls!
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Friday, December 5

Find some of the quality work that your colleagues tweeted yesterday, and retweet a few of them. Reply to at least 2 tweets! Use the hashtag #coltslearn!

Monday, December 8

Commit to a chat this week! Remember, lurking is okay. Then tweet out which chat you will be joining. Include the chat hashtag, as well as our school hashtag, in your tweet. For example: "I'm going to be joining #pisdedchat tonight! #coltslearn" or "I'm going to be joining #4thchat tomorrow #coltslearn."

See the document below for a list of chats you can join.

Reminder: FOLLOW some folks in your chat and grow your PLN!

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Tuesday, December 9

Share some thoughts or ideas from your chat last night! It could be something you learned, or a resource that was shared, or an idea someone gave you! Tag it with the chat's hashtag and also use the school hashtag #coltslearn. If you are giving credit to someone else, be sure to include their Twitter handle in the tweet as well!

Wednesday, December 10

You have some rockstar colleagues! Tweet out something a colleague is doing in teaching that you want to know more about! Tag it with the person's Twitter handle and also use the school hashtag #coltslearn. (See example below)
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Thursday, December 11

In 140 characters or less, share your favorite techy idea and tell us why you love it. Use the hashtag #coltslearn

Friday, December 12

Your PLN has surely grown due to the chat's you've done and the interaction you have had on Twitter the past two weeks! #FF means "Friday Follow" a chance for you to share a few who you think others shoudl follow! So today, #FF a few people and tell us who we should be following! Use the hashtag #coltslearn. (See example below!)
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Congratulations! Fill out the form below to earn your extra planning period.

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