When students create for an audience, there’s an extra level of motivation. Who can we display great student work to, and how? Here are lots of ideas!
They’re out there, waiting for what your students have to offer.
It could be parents, grandparents and other family.
It could be members of your local community who want to cheer them on.
It could be people all over the world that want to see student succeed.
We all know that students have extra motivation when they’re doing work for more than just the teacher.
If that motivation is just waiting to be activated, why don’t we act on it?
Ideas. Sometimes, we just need ideas.
In a recent #DitchBook Twitter chat moderated by Tisha Richmond, we talked all about getting an audience for your students.
- school community
- local community
- global community
- … and more!
Want to get in on the next #DitchBook Twitter chat?
- They happen every Thursday at 7 p.m. Pacific / 8 p.m. Mountain / 9 p.m. Central / 10 p.m. Eastern.
- They often run for 30 minutes. Many times, moderators will offer bonus questions for those that want to continue chatting.
- Check out what’s happening on the #DitchBook Twitter chat by clicking here. (Even if you don’t have a Twitter account!)
- New to Twitter? Want to know the basics? Check out my Twitter guide for teachers.
- Want to sign up for Twitter? Here are the directions.
- Having trouble? Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works? Feel free to tweet to these #DitchBook ambassadors and they’ll help — Karly Moura @karlymoura, Sean Fahey @seanjfahey, Sandy Otto @sandyrotto, Rachel Marker @rachelmarker, Evan Mosier @emosier3, Mandi Tolen @TTmomTT, Craig Klement @craigklement, Tara Martin @taramartinedu, Krista Harmsworth @zonie71, Anne Kamper @annekamper, Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm, Lance McClard @drmcclard, Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele or David Platt @herrplatt!
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