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I do believe in the power of Twitter and use it personally to develop my professional knowledge and use it to gain instant feedback from student teachers during inputs known as back channelling. What I am not too sure about is using my personal Twitter account for collaborating etc with a class as I always believe in creating a 'class' account of any tool I wish to embed. Do children really want to see all your tweets about what you are doing and others are doing? Maybe they do but do they need to? I personally do not follow people who litter their tweet deck with 'personal' tweets which is a great pity as inside these are some great nuggets of information. So back to with children, this is a powerful tool but the management and organisation of it needs to be very clear before using rather than let's use this.

Hi Sharon,

Thanks for your comment. I think creating a class Twitter account for this type of crowdsourcing is a good idea. You could also ask your PLN to use a hashtag but a separate account would be better.

I agree that it is important to think carefully before using any time of technology in the classroom and to check with the school's policy on e-safety before launching into anything new.

With that in mind, I think this type of classroom Twitter experiment should be successful and make pupils' learning more memorable.

Hi! I have a separate account for the children now. However, the breadth of response is much lower if I use it as @wcprimary has far fewer followers (84) than I do personally (1,247), and most are UK based whilst my followers are international.

The use of hashtags has also developed since the video was recorded and my examples posted. The pupils were actually intrigued about what I did and tweeted, and fascinated by how many people I could 'talk to' at once.

So, the possibilities to use Twitter improve all the time - a long way from having to tweet from my mobile phone!

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for giving us an update on your inspiring use of Twitter in the classroom. I hope this post will give you some more ideas on how you can develop this further.


These are interesting and creative ideas that work. Thanks for sharing them. I hope to see them applied in latin America soon to harness the interconnectivity of technology and collaborative learning.


hi, I never thought twitter could be used this way, I am going to share this link with my classmates and my Spanish teacher on Facebook so we can do something similar, it is an excellent idea.

Thanks for sharing, your post is pretty awesome,I will come visit more often


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