Twitter & Your Classroom
Part II of Twitter @ BHS Series
Now that you're using Twitter for a PLN, why not use it in your classroom?
Ideas for Twitter in Your Classroom
- Make Announcements
- Give Immediate Feedback
- Ask & Answer Questions
- Share Useful Links
- Write a Review of Content/Book/Lesson
- Summarize Information Learned
- Poll Your Students
Create a hashtag–and then let your students know to tweet questions using the hashtag. That way you, or another classmate can answer those questions
Twitter Exit Slips
Twitter in Language Arts
Correct the grammar/spelling of celebrity tweets
Analyze popular tweets for bias
Tweet from a character's point of view
Tweet directly with an author
Identify five ways tone can be conveyed in a tweet
Start an open-ended discussion with a ?
Daily Vocab Tweet - Integrate into instruction
Write a progressive poem
Host live chats during important news events
Trace geography of viral tweets using trends map
Create an account for a historical figure and tweet/debate from his/her perspective
Hold a Twitter debate
Today in History...
Twitter- Math & Science
Follow industry experts
Analyze current Twitter trends/data
Teach probability with hashtags
Post math puzzles
Spark interest in real world applications
Play with TweetStats
Take a picture of a math problem and tweet it
Share a science photo
Twitter in Electives:
Encourage students to use language in real conversation that you just taught them in your Spanish or French class. Split them up into small groups or partners and have them create a dialogue that you can later examine as a group and learn from each other’s mistakes.
Have students search for art concepts in everyday life. Ask them to take pics and tweet them using your #tag. Examine the findings during class.
Use Twitter to reach out to medical professionals. Connect students with medical experts.