I would like to thank Becky Keane, one of our outstanding 7th grade Biology teachers, for being the inspiration behind this blog post. At least once a week Becky will call my office and ask me to come on down and visit for a Tweetable moment. As I entered the classroom I could see that the students were collaborating on a learning activity involving Legos. In fact, they were using Lego blocks to represent amino acids to build proteins. What a great moment to capture with my mobile device and tweet out to the entire world from the @BlackRiverMS Twitter handle. Each and every day I am fortunate to encounter many Tweetable moments due to the outstanding faculty and students we have at Black River Middle School in Chester, New Jersey. Over the past few weeks I was able to tweet out innovative learning experiences that infused tools like Google Drive, Blogging, QR Codes, Quizlet, Mobile Device Integration, Socrative, SmartBoards, ThingLink, Online TextBooks, Robotics, Video Curation, and many others.
Tweetable moments are contagious. They provide a sense of pride and a "virtual archive" documenting all of the outstanding things that take place on a daily basis in your school. Not a user of Twitter and worried that you will never be able to see these Tweetable moments? No problem. Many schools provide a link or button on their website that provides access free of charge. Informing stakeholders and promoting student and staff achievements has become so easy with the evolution of Twitter in the school setting. It's imperative in this day in age to "tell your story" and promote the success of all students. What will be your next Tweetable moment?