You can’t ignore it anymore! The internet has made another list, and this one is worth reading.
Found via our ED554 class Diigo page, The Global Digital Citizen Foundation is a massive resource for educators.Of these 60 uses for twitter in the classroom I would like to share my favorite. Applicable to grades 5 and up, all of these encourage daily interaction with your students.
#5 Silencing Blurters:
I call it volcano mouth, that is, the students who want to shout out answers all the time. If they use twitter and a hash tag or @ for their comment, the teacher can read them and address them after class.
#12 Classroom notepad
Continue a conversation with your students and answer their questions after class with hash tags that correspond to their class and section number.
#1 Twitter Recaps:
Summarize each class into 140 words to continue student conversation and discourage memory loss. Plus, 140 characters forces you to keep it short and important.
#5 talk to career experts: In other words, tweet at the best in the business until they are forced to respond!
#3 Daily word games: Ask students to unscramble anagrams, contribute synonyms, or give vocabulary definitions on Twitter.