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June 17, 2010

Social Media 103: Twitter as Creative Writing Tool in the Classroom

tweetAfter writing the copy and content for “Web 20.10,” a Discovery Education website produced in partnership with Microsoft and SMART Technologies, I was asked to write an accompanying blog. The Tech Tips Blog touches on Web 2.0 topics found elsewhere on the site—like wikis, blogs, podcasts, Skype, social media sites and multimedia presentation tools for schools.

Here’s my post on Twitter in the classroom:

Twitter: The Ultimate Writing Tool?iphone

Will Twitter hinder literacy or help it blossom? It depends on who you ask. But more and more educators—many of them former skeptics—are now touting the use of Twitter as a writing tool. The micro-blogging platform is proving useful for all kinds of inventive exercises to hone writing skills, in and out of the classroom.

Read the whole blog post here:

Web 20.10 Tech Tips Blog | Twitter: The Ultimate Writing Tool?

What’s your take: A fun exercise in creativity? or the decline of Western civilization? Leave a comment and let me know…

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