Twitter and Summary
Background on Twitter: Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging site that lets informal communication happen in small snippets…it is like e-mail, but you have followers that you can keep up-to-date with “tweets” of 140 or less characters.
Over time twitter has been adapted to meet the needs of the user including the “@” symbol to reply to someone else’s tweet or a hashtag “#” to add labels or tags to tweets to allow users to follow topics or to find tweets more easily. #summaryidea
Ask students to compose a tweet to summarize a concept they have learned or a passage they have read in 140 characters or less. Can they do it? Can you do it? I’ve attached a template that contains 140 squares that can be used to compose the summary statement.
Think about this activity as a ticket out the door activity with a note card you turn in on the way out or a sticky not you place on the door for others to see and review.