I’ve been talking a lot about how great Twitter is for growing your PLN (Personal Learning Network) and I’ve even spoken with some high school teachers on how they can use Twitter in the classroom with their students.
It may not seem like it, but Twitter can also be a great addition to primary grade classrooms as well.
I want to share some ways that you can use Twitter with your elementary school students.
First, check out the Twitter feed of Kathy Cassidy (@mscassidysclass), a first grade teacher in Canada who actively uses Twitter in her classroom with her students.
Mrs. Cassidy tweets the daily ins and outs of her classroom and her students tweet as well! Giving parents a very interesting peek into their classroom. I LOVE following her kids on Twitter.
Check out this tweet by little Dawson:
Pheasants or cute by Dawson pic.twitter.com/QtgkvANdDG
— Mrs. Cassidy’s Class (@mscassidysclass) May 20, 2014
Her children tweet pictures of arts and crafts, the pheasant eggs that they were hatching and even their lunch!
I have 6 sides and they are all flat what am I. by Allie #2d3dshapes
— Mrs. Cassidy’s Class (@mscassidysclass) April 2, 2014
Don’t think it’s all just pictures. They tweet math riddles for others to guess and lines from stories like “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” My favorite, though, are the math riddles. They played “Guess My Number” using the hashtag: #GuessMyNumber and played with a school in Italy! Read more about this here.
Looking to connect with other classrooms that Tweet? Check out this huge list of classrooms (ranging from Pre-K all the way up through high school).
** Disclosure: This post originally appeared on KCS Tech Coach, a blog written by Dawana for Kettering City School District.**