Twitter, the popular social networking site, is becoming an increasingly important tool for the school system and educators. Why, you might ask? Isn’t Twitter something only young tech savvy people use to communicate with their friends or to follow celebrities? If you find yourself agreeing with this statement, let me show five ways Twitter can be used to help your school enter the world of Web 2.0.
First off, if you are completely new to the “Twitterverse,” 140 characters or less, hashtags, tweets and retweets, fear not! Twitter is one of the most simple social media tools available. This video from Common Craft will give you the gist of what Twitter is all about. Then take the Twitter Tour, create a Twitter account and you’ll be hashtagging and tweeting in no time.
Now, if you’re already a novice or seasoned Twitter user here are five creative ways Twitter can be used for teaching:
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