Friday, December 21, 2007

Twitter Stories

Will Richardson wrote in his blog about a concept called Twitter Stories. Twitter is a web 2.0 tool where people can build their own personal learning network. Through connections with other twitters, questions can be asked and answered almost instantly. For more basic background information on Twitter, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

I was first introduced to Twitter this summer at the NECC conference in Atlanta. I have been trying to figure out good, productive applications of this tool for the classroom since then. To this point, I still only have three people following me on twitter. :-( (By the way, Sheryl, Connie and PLP network, thanks!) Anyway, I recently read Will Richardson's blog post about Twitter stories and became intrigued. It seems that George Mayo has started a collaborative writing project using twitter. Middle School students from across the globe are participating in these twitter stories.

I can't wait to try this in January with my students. Anyone want to join me?

Will's blog post: http://weblogg-ed.com/2007/twitterstories/
George Mayo's project wiki: http://manyvoices.wikispaces.com/
The Podcast Network original idea of Twitter Stories: http://twittories.wikispaces.com/

1 Comments:

Blogger ms. whatsit said...

What a coincidence! Just today I came across a wiki set up to create Twitter stories, which I think is an interesting collaborative writing experiment.

Twittories

January 6, 2008 at 9:15 PM  

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