Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tweeting the President!

Mrs. McMorris, who stated to me last year, "The one thing I don't get, is using Twitter in the classroom," has moved beyond her initial ideas and allowed her students to Tweet the President of the United States!  What an amazing tool to use in a United States History class.  This is truly beyond the textbook and allows students to  understand 21st Century ways to communicate with our community.  Students voiced their opinions via tweets, e-mails, and phone calls and were surpised how quickly they were given a response to their messages.  Some students agreed with the President's policies and some did not and they expressed those opinions in their communications.  Mrs. McMorris wanted the students to see that although they are not old enough to vote, they can still have a voice and be heard. 

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