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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My Twitter Door

Our Twitter door

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.

My twitter door

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.

24 comments:

  1. I love this! I am making my own version.
    Learning in Bliss

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  2. Hoping to have my class join the twitter crowd this year. If all goes well you can follow us @RM310BES. Hope our classes can connect!

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  3. I love this idea! What a great way to check in with the students!

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  4. What a clever teacher you are! I will have to "borrow" this idea for my hs students.

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  5. What a great idea...am so going to "steal" it!! Thanks so much for sharing!! :) I also love the idea of the class tweeting, and want to give that a try, as well. I set up a class account @Gr5Monarchs, and "followed" both you and Nancy. Thanks again! :)
    Jody

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  6. What an ANAZING idea! May I borrow this?

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  7. Of course you can. Glad you love it!

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  8. This is a great idea! I was wondering how you hold students accountable for completing the "tweets"; do you have them sign their names? Do you just do it by sight? Also, do you use it as an exit ticket? Thank you so much for posting this!

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  9. Excellent idea and a model for other teachers!

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  10. Aren't you just the most creative thing! ;) Love this!!

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  11. This is great! I'm gonna try this with my fifth graders.

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  12. This is amazing! I am definitely going to give this a try!

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  13. My Twitter wall is done! Our door has a big window in it.

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  14. Wow- great blog! You should add it to my site www.primaryblogmap.org

    Keep it up. I love the Twitter wall!

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  15. Awesome idea! I love it!

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  16. I LOVE this!! Yesterday I posted about some techy-themed finds from Pinterest. Will add this to a "part 2" post when I gather some more bits! Well done! It's such a great way of getting the children to reflect on their learning!

    Emer
    A Crucial Week

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  17. That is a brilliant idea! Well, teachers need to be as creative as possible most of the time, and this is brilliance of an artistry coming from you! Heeh, putting social media at the doors? Your kids will surely enjoy the tweets being written there! :)

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  18. I was thinking of doing Table Top Twitter in my classroom as a response activity to a a reading selection. I like this idea so much. Does each student get their own sentence strip? I have 32 students.

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  19. Such a wonderful idea. I will use it as well with my middle school kids.

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  20. Nice! I love this twitter door concept. I think it has given your students the opportunity to freely express their thoughts after every class. It’s great to see a plain door become an effective tool for socializing at school, giving everyone the chance to express how great and interesting each student’s day has been. =)

    Li Ayers

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  21. I love the idea! Teachers borrow more than anyone I know~!!!! I will be borrowing your idea:) have a wonderful year.

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  22. This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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