#BrightSpot Ethnography and #Buoyancy using Twitter
You are simply asking yourself, “What’s working and how can we do more of it?”
That’s the bright-spot philosophy in a single question.
(Switch by Chip Heath & Dan Heath)
...he also demonstrates the second component of buoyancy: positivity. “Positivity” is one of those words that make many of us roll our eyes, gather our belongings, and look for the nearest exit. It has the saccharine scent of the pumped-up and dumbed-down, an empty concept pushed by emptier people. But a host of recent research testifies to its importance in many realms of life, including how we move others.
(To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel Pink)
What if we each broadcast three learning bright spots every school day for four weeks?
Will we learn more about each other?
Will we create a culture and a habit of positivity, bright spots, and buoyancy?
At the end of this 1-PLU course, each participant should be able to say:
I can contribute to the bright spot ethnographic data collection of our learning community using Twitter.
I can use the power of positivity to elevate the learner and learning in and out of school.
I can bright spot learning in our school and inform the larger community of the myriad of learning experiences that happen daily.
I can foster and develop connections with other educators and experts to expand my Professional Learning Network (PLN).
10 hours - 1 PLU
1/2 Hour Getting Started:
Set up account, Follow 5
Assessment: Face-to-face instruction or Evidence-based
1/2 Hour Decoding Language of Twitter:
@, #, Gr8, 4 etc., C
oping with 140 characters,
Assessment: Google Form Quiz or Evidence-based
1/2 Hour Know your School’s Social Media Policy:
Assessment: Google Form Quiz
1/2 Hour Know your colleagues/community on Twitter:
Assessment: Follow 5 and Tweet to/with 5
8 Hours 3 Tweets/day * 5 min/Tweet = 15 min/day 10 min/day to Read-Retweet-Respond
15 min/day * 5 days/week = 75 min/week 10 min/day * 5 days/week = 50 min/week
75 min/week + 50 min/week to read & retweet = 125 min/week
approximately 2 hours/week * 4 weeks = 8 hours
Twitter for Learning by Jill Gough
& Shelley Paul
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License