Wednesday, August 1, 2012
This is a picture of my Twitter door from last year. After much love the sentence strips had to come down and be redone. Last year I laminated sentence strips but this year I found some that are dry erase. I also added a strip at the top for a prompt for students to respond to. We are having a Meet & Greet where students and parents come in to bring supplies and meet the teacher. So one of my QR codes (for the classroom tour I'm working on) will be for the students to "tweet" a response to the question. You probably can't read it but it says, :Are you excited to start back to school? Why/why not?" Since I cut the sentence strips in half that required them to keep their "tweets" short, probably shorter than 140 characters.
Sometimes I ask the kids to tweet about certain things and other times I allow them to tweet about anything they want. It just depends on what we are doing that day. When we first start I let a few kids go to the door at a time but once we get started they go to the door when they come up with something they want to tweet about. We also use the real Twitter app on the iPad to tweet about what we are doing in the classroom. I normally have the students take a picture of something we are doing in class and tweet about it. They have done a great job with the door and the ipad so I'm sure this year will be just as good. If you want to follow me and my students on Twitter we use @MWhiteMES.