Expand the reach of your classroom. I like to use Twitter to model digital citizenship and show students that learning is not limited by the school day or classroom walls. These tweets are connected to the novel we are reading.
— Shannon Siegler (@mrssiegs) February 4, 2017
— Shannon Siegler (@mrssiegs) February 9, 2017
Half of the class read a chapter about using social media to impress colleges, the other half read a chapter about using it to impress future employers. Students worked in small groups to create presentations that highlighted the key points of their chapter.
Then the students were paired and taught one another about their chapter. This was a great way to have students collaborate digitally, and still interact in person. It can’t be all or nothing. They still need to move and talk with one another.
My students had a ball doing this quick coding activity. It was a great way to get them thinking and creating before composing poetry.
Here’s the site: Made With Code .