Interactive Twitter Activity
Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.
Objective: I will pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas by participating in the twitter current event activity.
1. Start the lesson by handing out twitter activity page and asking that the students create a school appropriate “twitter” account. All they need to do is create a user name- mine was missc123.
2. Then I tell the students that we will be watching an episode of www.channelone.com or http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/ and they will need to summarize one or two things they found interesting.
3. Once they have finished watching the episode give them time to write their 4-5 sentences.
4. Once completed the fun begins! I normally give a few directions on how to write quality comments. A quality comment is not “ya man I agree” or “that’s cool” In order to leave a quality comment they need to respond and then, when appropriate, ask a follow up question.
5. I set the timer for 2 minutes and ask that they not talk but swap papers with someone across the room. They have 2 min. to read the persons thoughts and respond. They need to leave their user name on the first line -example @missc123
6. I normally repeat step 5 a few times so they fill up all the comment spots.
7. Finally I ask that they return the paper back to the original owner and create a few final thoughts reflection.
If you have questions on how to use this tool email me or leave a comment at