I have recently tried it with several of my classes and I think it has some real potential.
First, each participant in the class needs to make a free Twitter Account.
I did the first chat face to face. We were all in the same room on our own devices. I put my twitter account up on the projector so that they could see how it works and also see their tweets showing up.
I had to give them a lot of encouragement to jump in but I also found that in this face to face format the techie kids were quick to help the other kids.
Choose your topic: Below I chose Classroom Management (I teach preservice teachers)
Start with a question. What are your ideas for engaging students?
Then have the students reply to your question by clicking the back arrow.
Make sure you come up with a hashtag that the students can use in all their replies. Make it something uniques to your class. That way when you search for the hashtag you can see what everyone said. Below I used hashtag #uvuedelcm4 to designate our class.
Here are some ways classroom teachers can use Twitter.
On the first day of fall we followed the hashtag #FirstDayOfFall It was great to see how fall looked across the country and across the world.
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