OCSB staff took part in a 10 day Twitter challenge designed to help employees sharpen their Twitter skills. The challenge was led by the OCSB Learning Technologies department and included daily tasks for newbies and seasoned "tweeters".
OCSB staff enjoyed learning about Twitter and the various applications associated with it, such as Tweetdeck and Hootsuite. Challenge participants were eager to demonstrate their twitter skills and for more challenges.
The purpose of the challenge was to help OCSB colleagues collaborate and learn with each other using the popular social media tool. The tasks for new Twitter users varied from setting up their account, uploading a photo, updating their bios, "favouriting", "retweeting" and "quoting" tweets.
For seasoned tweeters, the tasks included recruiting colleagues to the OCSB twitter family, using hashtags, creating Twitter polls, using the Hootsuite application to organize tweets and joining a Twitter chat.
Along with completing the challenge, part of the incentive to participate was the possibility of winning the #OCSB10DAY contest. The prize would be to have the Director of Education, Denise Andre, act as an Occasional Teacher for your class! The winner of the random draw was Carina Quinn, teacher at Georges Vanier Elementary School.
Congratulations to all who participated in the challenge!