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Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 7, 2015

This week's top education tweets of the week have lots of interesting nuggets for us busy teachers. But one topic is flying around: flipping kids. No, not flipping them off. Not flipping your classroom — flipping a child like you flip a house. Turning their day around. The old cliche of “turning that frown upside down” is catching on. For when you change a child's day for the good, you've truly accomplished something. (We can do it to each other too.)

Some hot tweets include:

  • A cool grid to help kids reflect on their learning.
  • Note taking tips for 21st century students.
  • How to link Google Drive with Microsoft Office.

I believe you can flip a kid on any one day in one hour. Kevin Honeycutt

So, as you read this week's hot tweets — ask yourself — are you giving your best? Are you using these tweets and ideas and applying at least one of them? Level up a little bit every day. You can do this. Be noble. Be a great teacher.

As for “keeping” up with everything on Twitter. No guilt. Do your best. Twitter overwhelms me too. I do my best to keep up with you all, but in all the busy-ness, this weekly roundup lets my PLN talk.

[callout]On a personal note. Thank you to all of the educators out there who take time to share things with the rest of us. The informal learning on social media has a very real impact in my classroom. Educators who care, share. It is in our DNA. Have a great weekend!

Fall Festival time. As for me, I have Fall Festival tonight at school where we'll win all kinds of homemade pies and cakes. Tomorrow is a celebration that we've had since I was a small child — “Pie day.” (Completely unrelated to the far more highbrow and auspicious “Pi day”.) On “pie day” in my house, you can eat a slice of any pie or cake you win for breakfast with no guilt. (I'll earn an extra hour on the treadmill but so be it.) My class is sponsoring the Sumo wrestling booth! Crazy stuff![/callout]

Top Education Tweets of the Week, November 7, 2015

#1 – Help Kids Reflect on their Learning with This Grid

[callout]Update 11/14/2015 – I was tweeted by @ASTsupportAAli after this came out that he created this chart. Well done, Amjad! I shared this from his site, but did not hanve his handle. Giving credit is important and many people do not. If you know you're getting something from a source, always cite the source. Thanks, Amjad for letting me know.[/callout]

#2 Notetaking Skills for 21st Century Students

#3 How to Link Google Drive and Microsoft Office

#4 10 Ways to Flip a Kid and Turn Their Day Around

#5 Photos for Class Tool via

#6 Top 10 Posts of October 2015

#7 10 Tops for Offering Excellent Feedback from Starr Sackstein

#8 The Top Way to Learn Math is to Learn How to Fail Productively

#9 What Teachers Really Should Fear

#10 Will Technology replace Teachers

Since I wrote this post, Erin Klein tweeted me and Sylvia Duckworth and told us that George Corous actually said this. I'm fixing the graphic and uploading a new one. Hats off to Erin for her honestly and giving credit where it is due.

Other Hot Tweets

Twitter analytics is now giving me the top things people have shared relating to this blog. Here are some noteworthy shares.

Thanks to my friend, Angela Maiers, for sharing this heartwarming story of Kid President far and wide.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Allen November 13, 2015 - 5:25 am

Hi Vicki,

You are amazing, I am always impressed how much content you post in addition to your work! Can you give me some insight on how this list is created? I love the posts, but would also like to know the statistics behind it- what search terms make it an “Educational Post” how do you take the rankings, retweets, favorites, etc. and what tools are you using to gather the data?

Thanks in advance,

Vicki Davis November 13, 2015 - 2:12 pm

I just went into Twitter analytics and it rank orders using an algorithm of responses likes and click throughs. If you want to look at Twitter analytics, they can tell you more about their analysis. I was using buffer but there are tweets I post directly.


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