Twitter Summaries are a great way for students to paraphrase and summarize content. If they are reading a piece of text, they can summarize each paragraph in a tweet (and even create their own related hashtag). Or even if the teacher is going through a presentation with the entire class, students can be given time during the presentation to turn each slide of content into a tweet. However you choose to use them in your classroom, Twitter Summaries will bring a modern spin to the process of summarization and note taking.
This post includes a few pre-created samples and a blank Twitter Summary template.
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Excited, connected educators are contagious. But their unconnected colleagues don’t know what they don’t know. They haven’t experienced the power of Twitter. Some see professional learning on Twitter as a one-sided conversation since all participants are obviously connected, but there are plenty of self-reflective, continuously learning teachers not on Twitter. Don’t treat unconnected teachers like they are doing something wrong. Reflection doesn’t have to be done online to be effective. Being a connected educator is just another opportunity for inspiration and lifelong learning.