Educational Uses of Twitter

How might we use Twitter in the Classroom? (please share your ideas!)

  1. Project brainstorming

  2. Sharing online resources (internet sites)

  3. Connecting to others around the world

  4. Publishing or sharing links to published work.

  5. Publicity for important events, blog posts, websites, podcasts, videos, live meetings/discussions, etc.

  6. Twitter can serve as a resource to get help.

  7. Twitter can serve as your support group when struggling with a difficult task.

  8. Twitter provides a way to virtually attend confererences, workshops, conventions, etc. (via #hashtags).

  9. Back channel during lecture (using event specfic hashtags ie. #newtonfirstlaw) -- students can go back to Twitter to review, reflect, study key points shared

  10. Back channel during videos/slideshows

  11. Back channel during student presentations

30 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom (Google Presentation)

The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers (Updated)

100 Ways to Teach with Twitter

Audio Files of Twitter Use in High School (3 45-sec mp3 files) --- Great stuff!

Some Ways Teachers Might Use Twitter in the Secondary Classroom

Lee Kolbert's Twitter in Education: What does it really look like? (blog post of ideas and challenges of starting to use Twitter in schools)

Twitter in the Classroom: Secondary School Ideas (wiki)