Twitter in the classroomTwitter can be an awesome tool for connecting, building your personal learning network, and DIY professional development. We even have a 13-page Twitter Handbook for Teachers that you can grab for free. But we’re always looking for new ideas of how to use Twitter in the classroom. We know that our readers are some of the smartest and most creative connected educators around. So we’re posing this question:

What is your favorite way to use Twitter with students?

  • What activities have you tried that worked particularly well for you?
  • Tell us a story about what you did, and why it worked.
Post a comment with your favorite way to use Twitter in the classroom. We’ll post the results here in a few days (giving you credit, of course), and may select your activity to publish in our updated Twitter handbook!
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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.
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