THE APPROACH OF AUTUMN in Ireland is a lovely time for another Twitter Project for Schools.
It's simple and straightforward: just tweet with your pupils any time during the first five days of October with any signs of autumn that you see in classrooms, school areas or localities. It's really nice if you can share links on Twitter to images, audio clips and video clips of the signs of autumn that pupils notice. The media should be made available under the Creative Commons so others can resuse and share the objects during and after the event.
You could tweet about:
-- leaves falling from the trees
-- windy autumn weather
-- seasonal fruit/vegetables
-- pupils playing conkers
-- pupils’ autumn art work
This low impact project is the perfect opportunity for teachers to see how the Twitter community interlaces with classroom work. As Damien Quinn explains, you can "let other schools/classes that you are in contact with through Twitter know about the project and invite them to join in. If you are in contact with a school abroad, get them to join in too to give the project an international dimension. To make the project collaborative, don’t forget to reply to/comment on the Tweet of another school".
This is a nice project, one that builds "a picture through Twitter of what the Signs of Autumn in Ireland 2012 are during the week". To be easily discoverable with your contribution, you should use the project hashtag #anfomhar on content you want to share.
I like this collaborative effort and hope several local schools near the LIT-Tipperary campuses participate. The project will collate tweets into a project transcript that will be available as a download to all teachers through Seomra Ranga.
If you're participating, please include #anfomhar in every tweet so the material easily collates into the transcript of the Signs of Autumn Twitter Project.
Damien M. Quinn -- "Signs of Autumn Twitter Project" on the Seomra Ranga website, September 26, 2012.
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