After spending many hours on Pinterest one day (don’t we all :p), I came upon a pretty neat idea to do a twitter wall. I thought carefully on how I wanted to execute the idea. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use a form of dry-erase sheet so students could just share or if I should do it where students can tape up their work. I wasn’t fond with either ideas for the following reasons: 1) with the dry erase, I was afraid that when students erase their sheet they might accidentally transfer the ink onto the background paper, making it dirty. Also, students have limitations of what they could do with just dry-erase and it’s hard to have them update the wall all at once. 2) I didn’t like the idea of tape either because I didn’t want to always have to hand out tape which would be very time consuming.
So during my multiple rides to and from work, I finally came up with a very good idea to make it like a pocket chart!! This pocket chart could easily fit a normal 3×5 index card where students could just slip it in whenever they are done and ready to share. By doing so, I can avoid the hassle of handing out multiple colored dry erase markers, the messiness, and the inconvenience of passing out tape.
I've done this in 2013 in a 3rd grade class and 2014 in a 5th grade class. It works well :) Works great in any subject because I used it as a platform for students to share and display their work.