Fernbrook Twitter Challenge

Connect, Engage, and Learn! #TeamFernbrook

8 Day Twitter Challenge

Just by participating in all 8 days of the challenge, you will receive special recognition for your efforts as well as gain new opportunities for professional growth! You will be entered into a raffle every time you participate in the challenge. At the end of the eight days, we will be raffling off three Dunkin Donuts gift cards! Good Luck!

Why Twitter?

Twitter as a form of professional development? It's true! Become a connected educator in a way that no other resource can allow! Twitter instantly connects you to thousands of educators all around the world who are discussing issues that are relevant to you and your classroom. Making professional connections via Twitter can not only result in the sharing of ideas and resources, but also combat the sense of isolation that many teachers experience. It’s like having a professional development seminar available at your fingertips twenty-four hours a day! Go beyond your four walls, step out of your comfort zone, and jump on the Twitter bandwagon!

Confused? Be sure to check-out this handy little Twitter Cheat Sheet for Educators to help you get started.

Twitter Challenge Timeline

January 12, 2016

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 by tagging @Soldisays and @Kristin278 as well as our school Twitter handle, @Fernbrooknj as part of your first tweet. Please use the hashtags #day1challenge and #TeamFernbrook to receive credit for your post.

January 13, 2016

It's time to grow your Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter! Following relevant people on Twitter is a great way to gain new followers of your own. Follow 10 new people from the education world who are interested in similar topics, and cross your fingers for a "follow back." Feel free to follow the admin team @Soldisays @Kristin278 and @Fernbrooknj. Post a tweet about your growing PLN. Please use the hashtags #day2challenge and #TeamFernbrook to receive credit for your post.

January 14, 2016

It's #ThrowbackThursday! Upload a picture of something special from your past. Tag using the hashtags #TeamFernbrook and #ThrowbackThursday.

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

January 15, 2016

Tweet a photo of quality work completed in your classroom today! Use the hashtag #TeamFernbrook and #FunFriday. Retweet the pictures of others and spread the joy of learning beyond our school walls!

Important: Be cautious when tweeting. Please do not include any student identifiers.

January 19, 2016

Take a look at the Weekly Twitter Chat Times document. Find one (or more) that you think sounds interesting and most importantly relevant for you and commit to a chat for this week! Remember, lurking is okay. Then tweet out which chat you will be going to! Include the chat hashtag, as well as our school hashtag, in your tweet. For example: "I'm going to be joining #edchat tonight! #TeamFernbrook" or "I am going to be joining #5thchat tomorrow! #TeamFernbrook"

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

January 20, 2016

In 140 characters or less, share your favorite lesson to teach and tell us why! If you have a supporting picture, include that as well (just be advised the pic will use up some of the 140 characters). Use the hashtag #TeamFernbrook. Read the tweets of other teachers and find someone who you could go learn more from! Remember to RT (Retweet) lessons of colleagues that you think deserve a bigger audience because they are rock stars!

January 21, 2016

Share some thoughts or ideas from this week's chat! 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 #TeamFernbrook . If you are giving credit to someone else, be sure to include their Twitter handle in the tweet as well!

January 22, 2016

Your PLN has surely grown due to the chats you've participated in and the interactions you have had on Twitter over the past two weeks! This is a chance for you to share the Twitter handles of those you think others should follow! For example, Follow #edchat. So today, "Follow" a few people and tell us who we should be following! Be sure to use the hashtag #TeamFernbrook.

Congratulations! You have completed the Twitter Challenge!