Yes you read the title of this post correctly and you are not hallucinating, but more and more learning professionals are jumping on the Twitter band-wagon as a tool for use in the classroom and e-learning environments. To me, twitter has been one of those social media website’s that I can see it potential, but never could find a valuable use for it in the classroom. I tried to adapt learning activities to it, but let’s face it twitter just isn’t that big in Australia. However, I have recently stumbled across a fascinating article by Silvia Tolisano from Germany who is a Technology Integration Facilitator and 21st Century Learning Specialist.
The article details how Silvia used Twitter to engage in an interactive online learning experience with Third graders called “CSI- Crime Scene Investigation at school!” in which third graders found unidentified skeleton on a school campus and took photos of them before uploading them to twitter and asking the online community to help them identify the photographs they had taken.
This is a fantastic article about the potential of Twitter for learning if used in the right context. To read the full article click on the following link: