Monday, June 15, 2009

Should We Teach With & About Twitter?

This Australian web site reports that young people in the UK may soon be learning about twitter and other new and emerging technologies. A soon to be released report says it would require "children to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication. They must gain 'fluency' in handwriting and keyboard skills, and learn how to use a spell checker alongside how to spell". So the question is: do you have any plans to incorporate twitter (or other Web 2.0) tools into instruction? US News & World Report has this report (June 15): Tweeting Your Way To Better Grades--how some students and educators say Twitter actually can be a helpful study tool

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