Teachers Use Twitter to Promote Civics Discourse In Class
KQED’s “Do Now” helps youth build civic engagement and digital literacy skills by discussing social issues in real time on Twitter. This summer, with the help of the National Writing Project, they’re training teachers, too.
$20,000 Tweets: The Future of College Scholarships
When you were in high school, did you ever write an essay with the hopes of securing a college scholarship? If you did, you probably felt an ambivalent mix of emotions. On one hand, you felt a kind of frightening hope that your words could have the power to determine your future. On the other […]
Twitter finds a place in the classroom
Usually a classroom full of students tapping away on phones is a clear sign that the teacher has lost control. Not so in Enrique Legaspi’s high-tech history class where children are encouraged to use their phones, ipads, and laptops–as long as they’re using them to access Twitter. Legaspi began integrating Twitter into his teaching earlier […]