Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jul. 13, 2012

How Twitter Can Be Used as a Powerful Educational Tool


In the third part of their three-part series on eSchool News, Alan and Brian demonstrate how Twitter can be used in any classroom to connect students to the world and provide students with immediate, practical, real-world problems.

If you missed  part one or part two of the series, we invite you to read them before reading the final installment.

After reading the article, we invite you to come back and share your thoughts.


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Jul. 3, 2012

Connecting Students to Geometry Through Twitter

Alan and Brian have been working with a cohort in Texas made up of teachers and administrators who are a part of the Texas Association of School Administrators. At a recent event in Austin, high school math teacher, Jessica Caviness, shared a fun implementation of Twitter in her geometry class. We thought it was so great, we simply had to share it. Jessica provided us with a quick write-up explaining her work.

“When will we use this?” It’s the question all teachers hate and motivated me to change my approach to teaching. Being a geometry teacher, it was easy for […]

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