This challenge is designed to expose you to the beauty of Twitter. Yes, you can "Keep up with the Kardashians" on Twitter, but you can also learn from some of the very best educators across the world. Whether you have been on Twitter for years or have just started this year, this challenge will continue to expose the reason why Twitter is one of the best professional development tools available. While you are learning from other educators across the globe, you can also get a peek into other BBE classrooms by following our schools @BBEschools Twitter Site.
As if opening the door to the world to connect with thousands of other educators is not enough, folks who choose to complete the 12 Days of Twitter Challenge will be awarded when you come back from Winter Break! How great is that!
Roll up those sleeves and lets get going!
Great Link to Help with Twitter Questions as you take on the 12 Days of Twitter Challenge!
DAY 1: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
DAY 1 CHALLENGE: Create an account, Change Profile Pic, Find Other Tweeters!
Part 1 of Day 1:
If you don't already have your very own Twitter Account, your first challenge is to create your OWN account. You will need to have your own account to participate in this challenge! If you are already on Twitter you are halfway complete with the first challenge!
PART 2 OF DAY 1:
If you have already joined Twitter with your own account, your challenge is to update your profile picture so it is not an "egg". No one wants to tweet with an egg.
PART 3 OF DAY 1:
*Go to the hashtag #12daysofbbetwitter
*There you will find other twitter people looking to add to their Personal Learning Networks
*Compose a tweet introducing yourself, your position, and that you are looking to build your PLN. Don't forget to use the #12daysofbbetwitter
*Scroll through the hashtag #12daysofbbetwitter to find others to follow. Of course if there are still people you need to follow on our staff make sure to follow them!
DAY 2: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
DAY TWO CHALLENGE - TAKE A SELFIE
To complete this challenge take a selfie with your team, a teammate or a colleague and post it to Twitter with our #12daysofbbetwitter Include one thing you value and appreciate about them as a teammate or colleague
DAY 3: MONDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
DAY 3 CHALLENGE SHARE OUT A RESOURCE!
Share out a resource that has been helpful with your teaching. This could be a quote, article, video, chart, or image!
DAY 4: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
DAY 4 CHALLENGE: CHAT CHALLENGE!
Below are options for you to pick from at how you might participate in a twitter chat of your choice.
Participate in a Twitter Chat that goes for atleast 30-60 minutes. There are various ways you can participate in a chat they include....
1. Lurking: Just observing, (still introducing yourself to the group)
2. Partial Participation: Responding to some of the questions using (A1) when responding to the questions place A1 for your answer to Q1. The moderator will use the format of (Q1) when posting the questions.
3. Full Participation: Responding to all the questions posted. Also, interacting with others comments on the questions.
4. Once you are ready to jump in: Introduce yourself to the group (name, where you are from, and title) use the # that the chat begins with and make sure you are aware of what time the chat starts! There is a great one that will be happening on December 20th at 7PM #mnitem If you need help finding another chat, let me know! Example of greeting when introducing yourself to the group.
Greetings! Janelle Tech Specialist BBE Schools. Excited for tonight! #mnitem
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
DAT 5 CHALLENGE: WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR CLASS TODAY?
Tweet out a picture of something happening in your classroom! Use the hashtag #12daysofbbetwitter Tell us what is going on in the picture!
DAY 6: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
DAY 6 CHALLENGE: RETWEET
To complete today's challenge, find a tweet to retweet to #12daysofbbetwitter that you think would impact our group. One is the minimum. Feel free to RT more)!
DAY 7: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
DAY 7 CHALLENGE FIND A NEW PBL PERSON TO FOLLOW!
Tweet to someone that you follow and find someone new to follow that has tweeted in the last day or 2!
DAY 8: MONDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
DAY 8 CHALLENGE: QUOTE
Tweet out your favorite quote and re-tweet one that someone else has tweeted! Make sure you use the #12daysofbbetwitter
DAY 9: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
DAY 9 CHALLENGE: TWEET OUT A QUESTION
Tweet out a question that you have about anything educational related! Use the #12daysofbbetwitter when tweeting. Let's see if you get a response or a resource!
DAY 10: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH
DAY 10 CHALLENGE: FAVORITES
Tweet out your favorite educational book or blog and why you like it. Make sure you use the #12daysofbbetwitter Looking forward to seeing what you tweet! Looking for some great reads over break!
DAY 11 CHALLENGE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH
DAY 11 OF CHALLENGE: ADVICE 101
Tweet out the best app, tool, application, etc. that you use in your classroom/ with your students. Make sure you use #12daysofbbetwitter
DAY 12: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16TH
DAY 12 CHALLENGE: SET A GOAL!
Tweet one goal you have for yourself, your students, or district/school for the rest of the year!
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU DID IT! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! HAVE A WONDERFUL WINTER BREAK!