Last week I was privileged to head to Austin for TCEA2012. It is always such a dynamic learning experience that nets many great ideas to take back to the classroom. One of the new ideas I had been exploring was implementing the use of social media in the classroom. At the HP booth in the exhibit hall, they featured Mark Brumley who moderates their HP Teacher Experience Exchange website. He was presenting a variety of short presentations, one of which included using social media in the classroom. He discussed dividing students into groups, assigning them characters in a book they were reading and having them tweet "behind the scenes" information as that character. I loved this idea which sent me on a path of exploration for ways to implement this in my Texas history class. Today, I used one of the many ideas that presentation sparked.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Posted by Ann Witherspoon at Friday, February 17, 2012