Our students completed a week long Problem-Based Learning experience in which they lived one full month as an adult. Twitter was used as a real time reflection piece to express excitements, disappointments, failures, and successes. They were required to complete a minimum of six tweets during the week.
➔ I use it in my own personal learning, want students to experience it!
➔ Great real time writing!
➔ Instant viewing by all students and teachers!
➔ Makes writing concise (140 characters)
➔ Time stamp to know exactly when it was written
➔ Beautiful on the iPad2
➔ Students can follow and respond to other students
➔ All three teachers were able to use the same twitter account at one time!
➔ Twitter continues to "suggest who to follow" and some of the suggestions are not positive for students. We discussed how this is a professional conversation, and you (the student) will be associated with the people that you follow. This must have worked as not many students wanted to follow famous people. I had one student ask if following the president of the United States would be o.k.
➔ It truly is open to the world. Not sure I am ready for that with students.