Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Twitter and Me!

Twitter and I have always been best friends. I have had a twitter account for a while now. While I am really big into other social networking sites like Facebook and Tumblr, Twitter has always been one of those websites that I make sure I update and watch. I knew how to use tweetdeck before Professor Smith told us about it. I have always liked Twitter. It's the place I go when I need to say something that I can't say on Facebook because of family, even though it's only 140 characters long.

In class, we had to make a professional Twitter account, so I now have two Twitter accounts: my personal Twitter and my professional Twitter. Today during class we had a quiz. It wasn't a normal quiz though. We were in groups of three, but we couldn't talk. My professor posted the questions via twitter and we had to answer them via twitter. Then, with our groups we had to post the answers into a Google drive document. My group all got on Facebook and communicated that way while at the same time using Twitter and Tweetdeck.

I really enjoyed using that as a quiz. It seemed confusing at first, but it turned out to not be so bad. He showed us another way to use twitter in our future classrooms. In a classroom, a teacher might ask a question and one or two students will answer; whereas, if you post a tweet stating the question, every student can answer the question simultaneously and I as the teacher can go through and favorite or re-tweet the best answers.  I think Twitter can be a good tool in my classroom and that I will find someway to incorporate it one day!

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