Hello. Twitter has been all over the news this past week and although I don't have a million followers - and I don't know why anyone would want a million followers - I thought I would comment on how I use Twitter as a teacher. I don't Twitter with students but the podcast discusses how I use the application as an educator.
Please listen to the podcast and let me know how you are using Twitter. Please leave a comment on this blog or contact me on Twitter where my user name is ELanghorst
Nice job with this. I especially liked the info on TweetDeck. Just installed it. Neat application.
I use a "Today in Class" format (much like I've seen you using as well) as one more means to get a calendar into students hands, or, eyes in this case. What I'm suprised at though is just how few students actually use twitter in my school. I only have 3 or 4 who were subscribed before I brought it up in class.
I do not really believe in using Twitter to let people in on my personal life but I can see how Twitter would be an effective resource for the classroom. It would be great to allow people, especially parents, to be able to know what is going on in the classroom. I found your podcast to be beneficial because it helped me realize that there are many useful ways to use this particular resource. It was great to hear that other teachers will respond to your Tweats and provide you with helpful hints and/or responses to what you are doing in your classroom.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this!