Gr8t Tweets Month coming in March

David Truss and friends came up with a fun idea to try during the month of March and then asked some of us to start Twittering:

“For the month of March, a group of educators and lifelong learners will be picking a

“Tweet of the day”

and Re-Tweeting it with the tag: #gr8t

Hopefully, you will join us in doing this too!

There are a number of reasons why you might want to participate:

• To share what you value about twitter.
• To see what others value about twitter.
• To celebrate the power and wisdom of your Personal Learning Network.
• To find interesting people to follow on Twitter.
• To commit to trying out twitter for a month.

My personal choice for what to retweet with #gr8t will be a Tweet that I find interesting, or insightful, or humorous. It might link to something I enjoyed reading, or it might have something profound or even fortune-cookie-like that appeals to me, like these tweets that I’ve ’stared’ as favourites:


Even if you aren’t on twitter or you don’t want to participate, be sure to check out the Gr8Tweets wiki and see some of the reasons why so many educators are finding Twitter a valuable tool! There aren’t really any rules to participate: Find a tweet you value, and share it via twitter! End your Great Tweet with this hash tag: #gr8t

It’ll automatically show up on the Gr8Tweets wiki and on twitter searches for others to see and share.

I’m looking forward to sharing the Gr8tweets that I find, at least one daily for the month of March, and I’m hoping you will join me and share what you find.
Feel free to follow Gr8tweets on Twitter and Gr8tweets will follow you back, (this part is totally optional).

I can’t say enough about how Twitter has influenced my learning and professional practice. Think of this experience as a giant collection of resources you’ll be exposed to! If you would like to join me, I am alicebarr, To get started go here and sign up here. Other folks to follow (and the organizers of this project) are @datruss, @deacs84, @lizbdavis, @hhg, @suewaters, @budtheteacher or @dkuropatwa You can Tweet any of us and we would be happy to help.

You can search and follow the g8t Tweets conversation:



One thought on “Gr8t Tweets Month coming in March

  1. It was because of Twitter that I had the opportunity to meet you in Boston at BLC08. Had we not been sharing on twitter already, we would have been two conference goers that never chatted. And instead we share links, thoughts and even a podcast!

    What more can I say about the power of twitter. Hopefully this fun activity will encourage more people to join or rejoin Twitter and stick with it long enough to see the real value that we see.

    Thanks for the post and the educational leadership Alice!

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