Monday, September 7, 2009
Twitter Experiment #1
Part I: Students first had to write a blog entry (3 paragraphs) to formulate and defend their view.
Part II: Students then had to post at least 2 comments on twitter using #mrkulo. Students were also instructed to use the @ feature to respond to a specific student.
I have been monitoring the discussion throughout the weekend, and it being the first assignment of its type, the results have been coming in slowly, but steadily. When I thought the discussion was getting stagnant, I posted an additional question to elicit more responses.
I plan on keeping track of the #tags that are used throughout the year (most likely just adding a digit to the end of #mrkulo) for each discussion. At the end of the year or before a unit test students will be provided with the #tag and topic list to review through twitter.
When students arrive to the next class, the discussion will be projected using wifitti and class will begin with a quick review of the topic and the experience of getting involved in a back channel discussion. Here are the results so far:
Posted by Greg Kulowiec