Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Using Twitter for school collaboration - Random Acts of Kindness

I have been using twitter for several years to connect with other educators and expand my own learning.   Twitter has been an invaluable resource for me, it has allowed me to connect with other educations and grow my PLN.

I have been waiting for an opportunity to use with teachers and students to show the professional power of connecting.  Our district has a new communication policy that allows staff to access twitter.  

I was asked by a teacher last week to help out the Student Council and Sunshine Society to get staff and students to participate in 26 Days of Sunshine. Inspired by the national campaign entitled "26 Random Acts of Kindness" honoring the memory of the 26 students and teachers who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary school.  We set a goal of 2600 random acts of kindness to be carried out during the 26 days from 1/18-2/13. Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) performed by students and staff will be written on paper suns and hung in the cafeteria.  Today I was asked how get more community members involved and a better way to collect information.  I created a form using googl,  link here to view and posted on our school website to follow on twitter (#nashoba_rak). I am curious to see if this will take off!  

What better way to use technology for collaboration for a great cause!

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