Social Media Experiment: My Learning, Growth, and Practice

From the ropes course one of our learners said they learned This week JB and I conducted a couple of Lunch and Learn sessions on Twitter for our colleagues.  It was said, “Well, I’m set up.  Don’t know how I’ll use it, but at least I have an account now.”  I heard Dr. JoAnn Deak … Continue reading Social Media Experiment: My Learning, Growth, and Practice

Social Media Experiment: Student Learning, Growth, and Practice

From RunningWitty, one of our learners, via email: Dear Ms. G,      I have loved the 20 minute tweeting experience. It is really cool to be able to record thoughts about what you are learning and comment on other people’s thoughts. I have learned that connections can be made very well after a specific 20 … Continue reading Social Media Experiment: Student Learning, Growth, and Practice

Social Media Experiment: Life-Long Learning

An excerpt from our Best Practices document states “As lifelong learners, we collaborate with students and colleagues to further knowledge and understanding.  We demonstrate a willingness to take risks and an openness to engage new ideas.  We stay current with evolving teaching strategies and methodologies, model reflective practices, and seek opportunities to grow.” Our social … Continue reading Social Media Experiment: Life-Long Learning

Social Media Experiment: Day 7 – Communication!

Our goals were simple when we started this social media, formative assessment, learning and the brain experiment.  There were four. Apply what we are learning as we study about learning and the brain.  Our learning in the faculty cohort program should not stop with us.  The Center for Teaching and our schools, Drew Charter School … Continue reading Social Media Experiment: Day 7 – Communication!

Social Media Experiment: Day 5 – True Formative Assessment Begins!

Today’s update is all about formative assessment.  If you recall, when we started this experiment we wanted to integrate Dr. Sousa’s research about primacy-recency, formative assessment, and social media for learning. Over the weekend @fnoschese tweeted: We take this a positive formative assessment.  We have others, @Deacs84 and @mmhoward, tweeting encouragement and interest.  I don’t know … Continue reading Social Media Experiment: Day 5 – True Formative Assessment Begins!

Social Media Experiment: Day 4 – Integrating Ideas!

“Was initially worried about #20minwms impact on class time/flow, but it has been a big hit.  Love it! Not disruptive at all.” ~ @valerieste How great is that?  @valerieste’s tweet summarizes the initial teacher concern and hesitation.  Her tweet challenges us to try, to experiment rather than assume.    The two tweets above are from our … Continue reading Social Media Experiment: Day 4 – Integrating Ideas!

Social Media Experiment: #20minwms Day 2

A quick report on our progress.  Today 12 faculty members and 3 students participated in our social media, learning and the brain, formative assessment project.  Actually 13 faculty members tweeted; we think that the missing tweets are from a faculty member with protected tweets; more problem solving tomorrow.  The BEST thing is that this faculty … Continue reading Social Media Experiment: #20minwms Day 2

Social Media Experiment: #20minwms Day 1

On Friday, January 7, 2011, my colleagues and I ran a practice round for an experiment that combines tweeting and social media with formative assessment and some of Dr. Souza’s brain research on primacy-recency.  I left school that afternoon with a strong sense of play-for-learning with my colleagues.  You can read about this practice round … Continue reading Social Media Experiment: #20minwms Day 1