Retweeting History Brings Those Stories to Life | MindShift.
Social media in the classroom is sure the hot topic today. I wandered to this post introducing TwHistory…
TwHistory, a new, free tool that encourages teachers and students to dig deep into history, get inside the heads of historical figures, and reenact historical events in real time.
I used to somewhat ignore the hype around social media, because it was all blocked in my district, Mat-Su, and no handheld devices were allowed. Now, that has all changed. Our new student policy allows devices for instructional purposes. Holy cow… not what!
I’m thinking I need to get the jump on student contracts, management techniques, first-time lessons, etc. All of this needs to come through the library to help teachers jump in with both feet, and not panic!
Of course, I turn to my colleagues. What has worked for you with social media in the classroom?