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Twitter in the Classroom: Authentic conversation or "Just doing school?"



My knowledge of Twitter came as the result of a conversation several years ago when the technology was in its infancy. Seeing Twitter in action with fellow NWP colleague and friend Lacy Manship while visiting the Summer Invitational of the Tar River Writing Project located on the campus of East Carolina, we wondered...what would happen if we "brought Twitter" back to the UNC-Charlotte Writing Project and attempted to integrate it into our ongoing conversation about our practice as educators?

This past summer my 3rd grade colleagues and I started to wonder what would happen if we "brought Twitter" into our classrooms...attempting to integrate microblogging into our Social Studies curriculum as a way to have authentic conversations about what we were learning...instead of "just doing school."

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<p>On Wednesday nights at 9:00 P.M., I sometimes meet up with other writing teachers via the hashtage #FYCCHAT</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Good to find your stuff here, Mr. I!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>torg</p>