Ever since Matt asked us to share our thoughts using twitter with students I’ve been analyzing why my instinctive response is DON’T use twitter with school students. But is my response emotional or logical?
While Tom Barrett provides an excellent example of how educators could use their Twitter to collect data for students to analyze it’s use by students in classrooms has been limited. Even Edmodo, a microblogging tool designed for the teacher/student environment, isn’t necessarily convincing me.
I think, like Clarence Fisher, I feel microblogging won’t necessarily provide sufficient benefits within the classroom and outside school many students already use tools like MSN, Facebook and online games to connect with their networks.
For me the true strength of twitter is for educators to use it for their personal learning to connect with other educators to innovate, share, collaborate and network with each other. Here are some of my post on twitter to get you started:
- Are You Twittering? Here’s How I Use Twitter
- Using Your Twitter Network For Help & Providing Their Recommendations
Please share your thoughts to help Matt with his presentation this week:
- Do you use twitter with your students? If so how?
- If you are uncomfortable with the idea of using twitter with your students — Can you please explain why?
- What are your thoughts on the Good, Bad and Ugly aspects of using Twitter with students?
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