Three South African educators, Leigh Morris, Lindsay Wesner and Chaim Moch have come up with a great idea to get more South African teachers connected to Twitter. – the ‘12 days of Twitter’ challenge, and a regular Twitter chat.
What is the 12 days of Twitter challenge?
It takes the form of a Game Board Hyperdoc with 12 challenges, which shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes a day. There is one for people who are new to Twitter, which takes teachers through the entire process of getting on Twitter, learning about how it works, getting them to Tweet etc. and culminates in having them join our very first #ZAedu Twitter chat on 31 January at 20:00; And then there is a different “Level Up” Challenge Board for the existing Tweeps with more advanced challenges and ways to participate.
If you are not already on Twitter, the organisers would love you to join them and take part in the beginner challenge. Of course, if you are already a Twitter connoisseur, organisers would love it if you’d like to take part in the Twitter Ninja challenge but also to use the beginner challenge as a form of PD for your teachers and/or encourage them to participate in the challenge.
Take part in the #ZAedu Twitter chat
Leigh, Lindsay and Chaim have also planned a Twitter chat for South African teachers, the first #ZAedu Twitter chat will take place on 31 January.
So, how does it all work?
1. Sign up for the challenge using this form. You can sign up any time before the 19th of January which will be the first official day of the challenge.
2. You will then receive your own copy of the relevant 12 Days of Twitter Challenge Board and can work through the challenges on a daily basis. Each challenge comes with hyperlinked instructions / resources so you should be able to complete it on your own but we will also be running support.
3. The organisers also created a ZAedu Facebook group so people can post questions there etc.
And, of course, please pop 31 Jan at 20:00 in your diary and join in the first ever #ZAedu Twitter chat, and contribute.