Sitting with a group of administrators yesterday, discussing having a school hashtag, I asked the following;
What if every teacher tweeted one thing a day that they did in their classroom to a school hashtag, and they took five minutes out of their day to read each other’s tweets? What impact would that have on learning and school culture?
As I thought about it, this seems simple yet could have a major impact. Not only would we get a daily window into each other’s classrooms and accelerate learning, but this could accelerate relationships amongst staff, students, and community. We would not only share our stories, but we would partake in short reflection every single day.
It reminded me of a quote from Chris Anderson:
“Crowd Accelerated Innovation – a self-fuelling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness.”
The tools are all there to make it happen, we just need the thinking and the action. Could this simple thing make a big difference in culture and community?