Well, I took another leap, or tweet today with technology in my classroom.
I created a twitter page for my art classroom. Skaggs Artroom is up tweeting.
I read a recent a post on The Art of Education's blog by Alecia Eggers about a twitter page for your classroom. Since one of my personal professional goals this year was to communicate more with parents and our wonderful PTA I thought this would fit the bill.
After seeking administrative approval I thought about how this would look in my classroom.
The biggest challenge was the lack of a device that did not involve using my personal iphone.
Yesterday, a lightbulb went off when I found an old Iphone in a drawer at home. It still worked, would connect to the wifi at my school, and would not be blocked on our network.
I put the plan in motion and let my 5th graders help me kick it off this morning.
We talked about what it should look like and how we should safely share photos, no faces or names.
I loved asking them for the hashtags. (I am just getting the way they work.)
I went around the room while they worked on their Square 1 Art projects and took photos.
I decided to tweet a picture of a student who was on task, and doing quality work.
I pulled twitter up on the whiteboard, opened the tab and watched the picture pop up!
How do you use twitter in your classroom?