Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Incorporating Twitter Hashtags into Teaching Current Events

     Have you ever thought of using hashtags to learn about current events?  One of the great tools of the past few years is Twitter.  Hashtags are key words that help you find others talking about the same topic.  For example, if you are learning about Occupy Wall Street in class, you can use their hashtags to get up to date news.  This is awesome because you can create a class discussion about the current event you are talking about.  In my history class, we have a set time where we talk about different current events.  If we talk about something interesting, each one of us who use twitter can enter the topic as a hashtag.  You can get awesome information about the event.  Hashtagging is a extraordinary tool that can keep you up to date on World news.  

No comments:

Post a Comment