On 20 September 2018 we completed our most ambitious project ever – a Twitter marathon – 26.2 hours of collaborative book creation!
A lot of educators take to Twitter to connect to their Professional Learning Network as well as search for items that will help them grow in their craft. One unique way this happens on social media is through Twitter chats. But what happens when you want to think outside the box and go beyond a “basic“ Twitter chat?
Wanting to create a unique experience for educators to go hands-on, learn about and use the features within Book Creator as well as participate in a global collaboration, we came up with the idea of doing a Book Creator Twitter chat marathon. 26.2 hours of playing to learn, collaboration and creativity. We decided to release a task every hour on the hour to see who was up for a marathon of learning.
51 educators from around the world took the challenge and were able to complete the tasks. The result is almost 600 pages of awesome. Thanks to everyone who took part!
I finally put some finishing touches on my book from #the262 #BookCreator challenge. I had so much fun making it, and I learned so much about this awesome resource. You can read my book here: https://t.co/C7jWIg8eBw pic.twitter.com/MYRSY86rlp— Carrie Hunt (@itsmrshunt) September 23, 2018
I DID IT 🎉 & it only took me 41:25:00 hours to complete #the262 epic @BookCreatorApp marathon!— Laurie Delaney (@ldelaney03) September 22, 2018
Here's my 📖 https://t.co/lsVczh5DWp
🤔 Maybe @katevetro and I can modify this idea for our ½ day #BookCreator session @ACTEM in October!
🙏🏻 @theipodteacher & @annkozma723
#the262 Finishing up with @Flipgrid & a few more embellishments. Huge "Thank YOU" to @annkozma723 @theipodteacher & @BookCreatorApp for an epic #BookCreator marathon!!! Mind spinning with ideas for families to share as well. pic.twitter.com/vlSk8QkF36— KMillerSAIL (@KMillerSAIL) September 22, 2018
📚❤️🖥️I didn't finish all of my pages, but will continue to work! Loved this for so many reasons. Opportunity to practice the app, connect with other BC fans, new ideas to share with my teachers! Thank you @BookCreatorApp #the262 #BookCreator— Heather Krieger (@hmskrieger) September 21, 2018
Thanks @theipodteacher & @annkozma723 for the #the262 #BookCreator @BookCreatorApp for the opportunity to learn some new skills. See the finished book. https://t.co/EcaFUmStRz pic.twitter.com/Om7yrQ8bUa— Dr Theresa Cullen (@DrTerriC) September 21, 2018
When you're tired, but also nerdy so you're gonna stay at work to get started on #the262 Book Creator Marathon challenge because there's a comic book theme... #NerdNation #DLSEdventures @BookCreatorApp pic.twitter.com/DcsKDfzznr— Holly Kidson (@HollyK_EdTech) September 20, 2018
I had so much fun completing #the262 challenge while learning all the new features @BookCreatorApp has. I'm stoked to use these in my classroom. Thank you @theipodteacher for hosting this! pic.twitter.com/h57sa53FTq— Ashrita Johnson (@paisashrita) September 23, 2018
I so enjoyed @BookCreatorApp #the262 marathon. I had a blast creating my book and loved looking through others' books and seeing the ways we are unique. Check my book out here https://t.co/MWtKpz6evL#edtech #creators #BookCreator— 𝔸𝕓𝕓𝕖𝕪 (@mrstechpig) September 22, 2018
Dan Kemp is Tools for School’s Marketing & Community Manager. He spends his time spreading the word about Book Creator and supporting people who use it.