At my school, Lewis Elementary, we have a number of teachers that are using Twitter to share classrooms news and events via Twitter. I am happy to see the various ways they share the work of their students and provide a window into the work taking place in their classrooms.
To facilitate following these tweets we have created a Twitter list (twitter.com/lewiselementary/lewis) that contains all of our staff posts on Twitter. The list provides a flow of tweets and is a great way to keep track of what is going on at Lewis Elementary.
While you can follow Twitter lists via the Twitter web site and also through various Twitter applications, I enjoy following ours via the Flipboard application. Flipboard is a social-network aggregation app that presents posts in a magazine style format. It presents various forms of information, including Twitter feeds, blog posts, and media articles, in a magazine type format. It is visually appealing and presents the media associated with a tweet.
Another feature of Flipboard is the ability to create what they call magazines. Magazines are curated collections of items. I utilize Magazines on Flipboard to organize articles related to teaching that might be of interest to my staff. I then can share the magazine with my staff via a link, or if they utilize Flipboard, they can subscribe to the magazine through the app.
Another way that I utilize magazines on Flipboard is by curating selected Twitter posts from my staff. Each Saturday morning I review the previous week’s tweets in Flipboard and select several that help tell the story of the previous week at my school. Again, users of Flipboard can subscribe to the magazine, and I can also share a link to the magazine via Twitter. https://flipboard.com/@timlauer/lewis-elementary-twitter-posts-rrea3sg2y
Flipboard is a great tool for reading articles and social media posts, and also a great way to organize content for sharing with others.
Originally published at www.timlauer.org on September 19, 2015.