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# Hashtag Twitter Discussion
This lesson will be used to introduce the use of Twitter into the elementary classroom. Students will be instructed to create a Twitter account solely for education purposes. Through this process, students will be able to follow the teacher and classmates. To ensure that students can effectively comment and follow group hashtag discussions, the teacher will post a reading prompt for students to follow. The students will listen to the story, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and answer teacher hashtag question prompts. Ongoing Twitter discussions will continue after initial setup.
7. Global Collaborator
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and
enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working
effectively in teams locally and globally. Students:
c. Contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various
roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Additional Learning Objective(s):
91 to 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Technology Resources Needed:
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs video story
SmartBoard to model how to use Twitter
Students will require:
Prior knowledge of twitter.
Prior knowledge of answering text dependent questions and prompts.
Step 1- Launch
Teacher will have a # hashtag on the board. # learningisawesome. Teacher will ask students if they know what the symbol represents and how do you use the symbol and phrase. Teacher will explain that by the end of the lesson the students will be able to respond to questions using the hashtag on Twitter.
Step 2- Instruction
Teacher will begin demonstrating how to create a Twitter Account. Teacher will explain that each Twitter post has a maximum of 140 characters.
Step 3- Independent
Students will partner with a table mate and:
The students will respond to the questions/ hashtag
Students that can effectively complete objectives prior to the lesson will be able to create their own hashtag tweet about the story.
Students who require additional help will have a peer partner to help them create their Twitter accounts. Extended time will also be provided for their assignment completions.
Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom
for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.