Thinking about using Twitter with your students? I came across this great graphic on Langwitches blog. Langwitches started her graphic by outlining some of the reasons why as a teacher you should be engaged in a tweeting experience with your students. Tweeting, as is shown here, helps you cultivate a wide range of important literacies including: digital literacy, information literacy, network literacy, and also promotes other skills such as critical thinking and reading and writing skills.
In the second part of the graphic Langwitches introduces the Twitter routine and talks about some of the things students need to keep in mind while using Twitter. In the third section she places some Twitter practices along a continuum of thinking skills with lower order thinking skills at one end and higher order thinking skills at the other.
This article was another great find: 5o Ways to Use Twitter in Your Classroom
There were several new ideas listed in this article that would greatly enhance our use of Twitter in your classroom.
Elementary Teacher, AMDSB
Founder of the Digital Human Library
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