After the unexpected success of the Hallowe’en Twitter Project (#SamhainArScoil), where so many schools Tweeted about what they were doing in their classrooms on the theme of Hallowe’en, we decided to follow this up with a Christmas-themed Twitter Project: #NollaigArScoil
The idea was thrown out there to teachers and schools to join in the project and they didn’t disappoint, they just ran with the idea. So, in the run-up to the holidays, schools and teachers started Tweeting about Christmas-themed work that was going on in classrooms using the Twitter hashtag:#NollaigArScoil
We were treated to a daily stream of Tweets showing all the great seasonal work being done by teachers and schools in classrooms. We got to see pupils preparing for their Nativity performances or Christmas Concerts; we saw lots of examples of really creative Christmas-themed visual arts work; we saw pupils having great fun doing Christmas activities at school; we saw infant classes using Christmas as their Aistear topic; we saw videos of performances and art work; we also had links to blog posts where pupils wrote about the seasonal work they were doing in school.
The project also demonstrated why Twitter is a great and simple technology to use in the classroom. It broke down the walls of the classrooms and allowed teachers and pupils to showcase the great Christmas-themed work that they were doing.
About 80-90 schools/classes took part in the project and there were hundreds of Tweets posted. Thanks to all of you for taking part. You can have a look back at the project transcript, which is in two parts, by clicking on the links below.
Transcript Part 1 (Link opens in the Chirpstory website)
Transcript Part 2 (Link opens in the Chirpstory website)
— Teaching Council (@TeachingCouncil) December 21, 2016