Using Twitter in the Classroom–to Teach How to Read and Write?

This is up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in Canada.  Apparently a first grade teacher, Kathy Cassidy, posted a YouTube video about how her students at Westmount School – her six and seven year-old students – are learning how to read and write using Twitter.

But hey I’m sure they’re focused on STEM and are going to be “career-ready.”  They just won’t be able to spell or string sentences longer than 140 characters together.

Hopefully this will not be a trend that heads south, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

Maybe Twitter can be considered “informational text.”

By the way, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter. Following us will be both informative and insightful. But we won’t use it to teach you how to read and write.

HT: EAGnews.com

One thought on “Using Twitter in the Classroom–to Teach How to Read and Write?

  1. Reminds me of the start of my kid’s 5th grade experience this year. The teacher uses pop songs to write ditties for math. Makes my skin crawl…

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