Some teachers desperately work to make sure that education doesn’t completely miss the computer, internet and telecommunications revolution, the way it missed the television revolution.
Twitter? Sure it’s annoying — if you know it only as a tool for egotistical twenty-somethings to brag about binge drinking.
Can it be useful to support learning in the classroom, or for the classroom?
New Century History delivers information on Twitter to you on a platter. Part 1 discusses the basics of Twitter, and the most common uses including communication that should be very useful to any classroom teacher. Part 2 pushes the envelope a bit, discussion how to use Twitter in direct support of the classroom, and maybe in the classroom .
Well worth the read, if you have a lot of kids on smart phones, or a lot of kids with internet access at any place during the day.
This is good stuff, really. I just routed the posts to our entire department. I’m looking for allies who know how to use technology in the War on Ignorance of History.