Twitter Time

Tweet all about it! Junior journalists explore the Twittersphere to determine its effectiveness as a news broadcasting tool in the 12th installment of the 16-part Social Media Toolbox. Participants follow and record their observations of a news outlet, then collaborate around implementing Twitter within their own organizations.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • As a whole class, compare and contrast a typical Facebook post with a tweet
  • Have groups compare the pros and cons of Twitter with those they discovered about Facebook in the previous lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure the class observes a wide range of news outlets over a week's time
  • Internet access is a must for the lesson
Pros

  • Encourages learners to make critical observations throughout the lesson
  • The activity is easy to execute and impactful
Cons

  • None