Twitter is a microblogging service that allows people to share information in short text messages called "tweets." Posts are limited to 140 characters. Typically tweets describe what people are doing, thinking, or working on. However, tweets can be responses to tweets or questions for others to respond to.
Here are some ideas for using Twitter in the classroom:
My class creates tweets to review concepts we have learned or to wrap-up a lesson. Students create tweets to tell the most important information in a lesson. It is a good way to discuss summarizing. Our latest tweets can be found on the right-hand side of this page.