Classroom Technology

Tweeting the Election With Students

By Anthony Rebora — November 06, 2012 1 min read

In a post on Edutopia, New Jersey high school teachers Jonathan Olson and Sarah Gross review the success they’ve had in creating Twitter dialogues for students and teachers (and parents) throughout the presidential campaign.

Now, for the big day, they’re going national:

We are excited to expand on this idea tomorrow, Election Day, on a national scale. Students and school communities nationwide will be discussing the election throughout the day using the #EduElection hashtag on Twitter. Edutopia, the New York Times Learning Network and others are promoting the hashtag for a national educational election conversation. We hope you'll join us! Using social media allows teachers and students to reach beyond the walls of the classroom and make connections across the country and the globe.

Note that, for its election coverage, Education Week will continue to use the #edelect hashtag. Keep an eye on them both tonight.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.