Teacher Review for Twitter

A powerful connecting and learning tool

Jay V.
District Digital Learning Coach
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Use it with kids to better connect them with learning, each other, and the teacher. Use it as a professional learning tool for yourself as a teacher as well. A powerful tool when used with guidance, experience, and knowledge.
My Take
I love the fact that connections that wouldn't be there otherwise can easily happen on Twitter. There are many, many possibilities and potential with the use of Twitter in a school setting. Management and digital citizenship teaching opportunities are consistent with its use in the classroom. Be careful and purposeful with how you present and model Twitter's functionality. You never know where Twitter may take you and that can be a very powerful experience.