Thursday, November 17, 2011

Twitter in the Classroom

Twitter is an excellent tool for students, teachers and parents to use. 

From the book "Historical Tweets"
http://historicaltweets.com/
Why use Twitter?
  • sharing resources
  • asking questions
  • connecting
  • spreading the word
  • chatting
Visit this site to watch the slideshow:  35 Interesting Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

Please ask your tech coach for assistance if you would like to set up an account, set up student accounts, tweeting and use the ipod touches to facilitate using this tool in a classroom setting.  You may just want to use this tool to communicate quickly with parents.

Here is an example of Twitter used in a history class:  TwHistory
In this website, students take on the role of historical figures and tweet historical events.