The Bits & Bytes of Education

Leading a District Twitter Challenge - BBEDU 18

April 8, 2019

The Edtech Minute

According to the G Suite Update Blog, the ability to insert audio in Google Slides is coming to all G Suite users soon.  

 

Featured Content

Here are a few things to consider when you are planning a Twitter challenge:

1.  How will you automate your workflow? Schedule tweets with Tweetdeck or Hootsuite.
2. Design prompts in Canva or Google Drawings.
3. Communicate, communicate, communicate (newsletters, emails, building-level flyers)
4. What’s your hashtag? What story does it tell?
5. Curating tweets to review is important, too. Twitter Moments, walls.io

Here are a few things I’ve learned throughout the past 4 Twitter challenges:

1. Timing matters. Pick a time of year that isn’t too busy and don’t stretch out the challenge for too long. I have found that 10 days is the sweet spot.
2. Just because the challenge is on Twitter, doesn’t mean it has to be all tech all the time.
3. No matter how big or small your district is, you will learn about some amazing things happening in classrooms and schools.
4. Don’t stop with the Twitter challenge. Twitter is best utilized as a starting point. Make connections, ask questions, get to know people past their 280 characters and GIFs.
5. Twitter isn’t for everyone and that’s okay.