So, I’m presenting Twitter to my colleagues next week… I reckon I’ve done a good job at setting things up.
- I have gotten five helpers onboard (10% of staff) early to assist in spreading the good feelings.
- I have created a hashtag for the staff to use and also a list for all the staff members to join to let everyone ease into the Twitter journey.
- I have leadership on board.
- I have spent time reflecting on what Twitter does for me and how I use it well so I can model this to the staff.
- I have compiled some resources to help educate and encourage my colleagues.
Now I just have to present the concept in an awesome way (without the use of lasers and 80’s Rock anthems) This is what I am now pondering. I have decided that ‘selling’ it won’t work for everyone – I know this because it didn’t work for me. I needed a mate to sit down during an episode of Q&A and show me. So that’s what I’m going to do – show everyone how it works. Through awesome physical challenges.
Well not physical, but Twitter Challenges. In my usual way, I will figure out much of the detail as I go along, but the broad strokes are these;
- Teachers grouped into groups (Year level, curriculum etc)
- Weekly challenges given regarding tweets – Week 1 tweet about something new you are going to try in your classroom this term etc…
- Extra points given for good use of #’s and @’s
- And anything else that springs to mind as we go along!
My hope is that the notion of game and fun and victory will be a motivator for the sceptics among our staff and that through this intro, the power of the Twitter tool will present itself.
Time will tell…