Using Twitter in High School Classrooms
Not long ago, I met a super-motivated team of teachers from Westfield High School (Westfield, Ind.) at my Teaching the iGeneration workshop in Cincinnati. They were particularly interested in the different ways that Twitter can be used in schools. To help, I turned to the teachers in my own Twitter network for ideasand while the examples shared were as diverse as the digital peers that I learn from, they seemed to fall into three broad categories:
Twitter can be used as a backchannel, encouraging reflection and conversation among students.
As a guy who needs to speak out loud in order to process information, I love to tweet during workshops and professional development presentations simply because it gives me the chance to interact with ideas without interrupting the people near me who are...
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