Tweeting Class Learning and Life
After a brief Twitter conversation, I decided to cash in all of my Scholastic points on a Nexus Tablet. I’m going to use it in my classroom initially for a classroom Twitter Project.
I was reading about classroom Tweeting this month. Kathy Cassidy in Moose Jaw is doing this with her first grade. She has 1-1 iPads in her room. I don’t have that in my fourth grade room. It seemed to me that accessibility would create a barrier to successful implementation of this in my room. I find tweeting a spontaneous activity. My students would have to log onto the school network using a classroom computer and then further log into Twitter. They need a more accessible solution.
I have three Twitter accounts. My personal account, stangea, a class news feed, wikistange, and a third one I thought my students might use. This third one has never been active. I’ve posted to wikistange a fair bit, but I think it is time to turn it over to my students. It should be a class account they can shape.
I plan to set up the Android tablet with all my classroom accounts, starting with Google and Twitter. My students can grab the tablet whenever they have something to share. I have other classroom cloud accounts as well. I will see what I can add to the tablet. YouTube and Flicker would also be more accessible to the students through this tablet.
Our school has had an iPad cart for a year. Many (most?) students in my class have iPods. Having an Android in the room might introduce them to a new platform as well. This is not so very important though. Applications across platforms are similar. I’ve used both Android and iPad. I will post more on this project once it is started.
How do you use Twitter in your classrooms?