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Twitter for Learning?

Twitter Logo

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.

CSI Twitter- Crime Scene Investigation

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:

http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/12/04/csi-twitter-crime-scene-investigation/

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