Thursday, February 21, 2013

Twitter and Me

In class we have been learning how to use twitter in a productive and creative way the past few days.  One of the biggest things that I have learned is the value of the hashtag and how you can use it to work with a whole class and have a real in depth discussion by using them.  Using hashtags makes twitter an incredibly useful tool that can be utilized in any sort of classroom.  Since twitter accounts are easy to make as well a teacher could use it in even an elementary classroom (with the parents permission of course).  One of the best things about using twitter as an educator is that you can connect with fellow educators across the world, share ideas, come up with new strategies and techniques, and share experiences.  There are some issues that come along with twitter, and we experienced some of them while using it in class the last few days.  One of those issues was the fact that the internet can get in the way at some points, computers don"t load, servers slow down, and we even had an issue with the formatting with the browsers.  Yet, when you look past those problems if it all runs smoothly the internet ad twitter especially can really be a useful tool for everyone involved in the classroom.

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