How Twitter Changed My Classroom (in a matter of seconds)

And just like that my students’ tweets were answered!  Running with a tweet I saw from @bobloch, I gave my students an assignment to write a product review for the online calculator at desmos.com.  The reviews they wrote were absolutely fantastic.  They wrote about what features they liked, what they didn’t like, what changes they would make and all sorts of other neat things.  I tweeted some of their opinions with the team @desmos and then we received their reply.

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I had it up on the screen as they walked into the room and my students went absolutely nuts!  Their opinions were actually being read by people (who really matter) other than me.  Will they be a little more motivated on the next product review assignment?  You bet!

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One thought on “How Twitter Changed My Classroom (in a matter of seconds)

  1. Justin Lanier

    That’s awesome! Timely, authentic feedback—in both directions. That’s real-world—connecting kids with people who are deep into projects and showing kids that their voices matter.
    Looking forward to reading more, Jim!

    Reply

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