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Here are simple ideas to get you started using Twitter in the classroom, at any grade level.
Elementary (K-5) – Even if these students aren’t tweeting for themselves, you can utilize Twitter as a positive resource! Follow leaders, authors, scientists from a general classroom account. Encourage students to share their questions with these notables, and send them a message together!
Middle School (6-8) – Middle schoolers crave to have their thoughts and opinions heard, but are often shy about sharing in class. Twitter tackles the fear of speaking in front of the class.
High School (9-12) – Capitalize on the social nature of high school to excite even the most cynical of student.
At any age:
With any social media or internet usage, it’s critical to model, teach, reteach, and reinforce good digital citizenship. Be the digital leader of your classroom and students will follow your example.
For more information on using social media in the classroom, be sure to consult your school’s acceptable use policy and parental consent forms.
Do you tweet, either professionally or in the classroom? Connect with us on Twitter @snarkystyle and let us know how you incorporate this social media platform in creative ways!
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