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Last week we had a Teacher's Institute. Our district is very tech-savvy, being that we are 1:1 computing and we have been using Twitter more and more over the last few years on our PD days.
I never thought I would like Twitter - well, I didn't really understand it - but now, I'm in LOVE. This admiration was taken to a new level today when two of our Literacy Coaches (Leah who writes over at Responsive Literacy and Meg who writes at That Literacy Lady) used a Twitter Chat *during* their presentation on book clubs. They thought that it might be hard to engage 90 teachers at one time, and that a Tweetup (Twitter Meetup?) would be a great way to have everyone's voices heard.
They were so right. I super puffy heart *loved* this!
They even created a new hashtag for our district... #bsd100bookclub so that anytime we post things on Twitter, we have an easy way to collect all the posts. (And an easy way for all of the readers here to go see what all the fuss is about!)
I'm feeling so inspired by them...I'm definitely going to have to remember this if/when I present to a big group.
Oh - and our out D100 hashtags, #iengagebwyn and #ilearnbsd100 - well, they were trending in the Chicago area that afternoon. We were trending! How awesome is that?!