Twitter for the secondary social studies class, and teacher

Some teachers desperately work to make sure that education doesn’t completely miss the computer, internet and telecommunications revolution, the way it missed the television revolution.

Twitter?  Sure it’s annoying — if you know it only as a tool for egotistical twenty-somethings to brag about binge drinking.

Can it be useful to support learning in the classroom, or for the classroom?

New Century History delivers information on Twitter to you on a platter.  Part 1 discusses the basics of Twitter, and the most common uses including communication that should be very useful to any classroom teacher.  Part 2 pushes the envelope a bit, discussion how to use Twitter in direct support of the classroom, and maybe in the classroom .

Well worth the read, if you have a lot of kids on smart phones, or a lot of kids with internet access at any place during the day.

This is good stuff, really.  I just routed the posts to our entire department.   I’m looking for allies who know how to use technology in the War on Ignorance of History.


4 Responses to Twitter for the secondary social studies class, and teacher

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Jay, thanks for calling that to my attention. Not sure what happened to — although, some of the error messages I’m getting suggest it may be temporarily unavailable. Let’s hope while we search.

    In the meantime, I recommend Larry Ferlazzo’s blog as a source for technology resources, in social studies as well as in other topics anyone might teach. At his blog, here’s the search for “Social Studies” +”Twitter.” Hope that helps.


  2. Jay Harker says:

    Hi! I came across your blog looking for twitter resources for Social Studies. Unfortunately when I clicked the links to part 1 and 2 I got an error. Would you mind letting me know where I can find that information? Thanks very much.


  3. Garrett Estenson says:

    Hey, that’s me! Well, my post. Thank you for the kind words on the blog post, and then to actually have the links posted? Wow. Sincerely, thank you.


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