What is Twitter? Web 2.0 Social networking Microblogging (140 characters or less) Best way to share and discover what is happening right now
For Your Classroom Why Twitter? For Your School For Your Library
Have students write 140-character summaries of class discussions Student book recommendations in 140 characters Post questions about current units of study Follow experts on various fields of study Follow current events through CNN and other news feeds Collaborative discussions with other classes using Twitter Write a collaborative story Take lecture/article/textbook notes Gathering data Polls Informal assessment Geo hunt
For Instruction Why Twitter? For Your School For Your Library For YOU!
“ schools cannot achieve the fundamental purpose of learning for all if educators work in isolation” “ collective inquiry into best practices” Richard Dufour
Just ask Eric Sheninger, Principal, New Milford High School (NJ)
“… global collaboration on a magnitude I could never have imagined, where all of us are trying to change issues facing education in order to increase student achievement, engage students, and foster lifelong learning.” –Eric Sheninger
Joyce Valenza @joycevalenza Buffy Hamilton @buffyjhamilton Eric Sheninger @NMHS_Principal Steven W. Anderson @web20classroom Neil Gaiman @neilhimself John Green @realjohngreen Gwyneth Jones @gwynethjones Diane Mazotti @library_loudly Pam Moran @pammoran Melissa Techman @mtechman Leaders to Follow Larry Ferlazzo @larryferlazzo
School librarians Librarians in other fields Teachers Administrators Education Policy Makers Journalists Authors Illustrators ____________________ Who Else Should You Follow? Who do those people you respect follow?