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URL http://twitter.com/
Description Twitter allows you to share and discover what's happening with other Twitter users instantaneously. Share brief comments, web links or pictures with anyone following you.  You can also follow any number of twitter members to instantly receive their news of the moment.
  1. Go to http://twitter.com/
  2. Sign up for a free account.
  3. Search for Twitter members to follow.
  4. Tweet (your personal posts) about your latest thought or discovery.


Suggested Inquiry Activities

Students can use Twitter to make multiple connections to real-time events from real people.  Having students follow tweets from credible sources allows them to get a current perspective on a particular topic or event.
Twitter is a great tool for allowing students to provide short expressive understandings and share it with a large group.  Have everyone in your class create accounts and follow each other, creating a collaborative class-wide communication stream. 
As with Express, students could use Twitter to provide short reflections on any learning they've experienced, and again, those reflections could instantaneously be distributed class-wide.  


What Teachers Like About Twitter






Standards for the 21st Century Learner - from the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action

Content Collaboration
  • 1.3.4 - Contribute to the exchange of ideas within a learning community
  • 3.1.2 - Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners
  • 3.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess



ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS Standards



NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Standards



Primary Source Example

Library of Congress on Twitter




Getting Started

How to Use Twitter

Twitter Support Forum - http://help.twitter.com/portal




Teacher Tips For Using the Tool






TPS Tuesday Archived Recording

TPS Tuesday, the monthly webinar offered by the Teaching with Primary Sources Technology Committee, featured Twitter presented by Peggy O'Neill-Jones at Metro State.

Watch the full archived recording here: http://tpscolorado.adobeconnect.com/p2ew0s6iaob/



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