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Tweet Tweet! What Have You Learned Today?

Tweet Tweet! What Have You Learned Today?

At the start of this academic year, I decided that I wanted to use Twitter with my class to share their learning. I use it to learn and I use it to share my own learning, so why can’t children use it too?
Bearing in mind that children are increasingly being asked ‘What are you learning?’ or ‘What is the learning objective in this lesson?’, I knew that I had to create a culture in my classroom where the children know exactly what they are learning, but without reciting the learning objective shared at the beginning of the lesson. Therefore, @Hotspur3Y was created!

At the beginning of each lesson, the children in my class are challenged to think about what they might tweet at the end of the lesson about what they have learned. This plants a seed in their head and focuses them on the learning objective. At the end of the lesson, some children are invited to share what they have learned.

Here are some examples:

I have chosen these tweets to showcase, as they use the four sentence starters that I provide for the children to use, in order to focus their tweets. These are displayed on the ceiling above the carpet space where we always sit for plenaries.

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Using this in each plenary as a shared writing activity is having a huge impact on ensuring that children know what they have learned and it also helps them to reflect on their learning in the lesson. We love to interact with our followers too (after I have moderated replies, of course!), so please do send us a tweet!

This fantastic blog post has been created by the lovely Simon McLoughlin
You can read more of his brilliant blog posts by visiting www.simcloughlin.com

Author: Christina

My name's Christina and I work over at Teacher's Pet. I'm the gal responsible for creating all the resources, answering emails and taking care of our social network pages. I'm a fully qualified teacher (taught mostly in lower KS2 but secretly 'Reception is my favourite'). Also spent a lot of time working with children and young adults with disabilities with a passion for working with those with ASD.

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