Twitter Exit Ticket

Are you on Twitter?  Are your students' parents and families?  Did you answer yes?  Very techy.  No?  Are you living under a rock?

...OK, that was mean.  But, this is the 21st century.


According to Twitter's blog, 140 million tweets are sent a day which adds up to a billion tweets every eight days.  Yes, I just quoted a billion.  What's everyone talking about?  Life, love, the pursuit of happiness, favorite coffee drinks from Starbucks, what's on the dollar menu, how much snow dumped on Colorado's ski resorts, education, why Trader Joe's is so cool, Pink's new song...wait, did I just say "education?"

Rewind.  Yes, people are tweeting about education.  One of my favorite educational tweets is from Edutopia (George Lucas created this foundation, so you know it is cool).  You can visit (or follow) their tweet here.

Why not tweet in your classroom?  Oh, I know what you are going to say, you don't have enough computers, iTouches or smart phones.  No problem, I made you a tweet exit ticket.  See?  You can go old-school with this download and print it on paper. 

Voila, a paper tweet.  To get yourself a full page of these tweet-a-licious reflection tools, click on the image below.


...I'm kind of sassy today, aren't I?

Tweetles,
Jen

PS - In case you liked yesterday's post on cloud computing and Common Craft, you might also like this video made by Lee and Sachi explaining Twitter.  I am helpful and sassy, yes?

11 comments:

  1. How savvy. What a great way for students to reflect via a twitter post...even if it is on paper, students have a different format for expressing information. I think in the future you could post an idea about incorporating facebook. I think that site is more popular than twitter. I know that a lot of teachers have facebook pages or profiles that students can access. Perhaps you could think of something to print on paper that relates to facebook...maybe have a picture of something having to do with current content in the classroom, and students have to write a comment about it?

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  2. Jenna - I love your facebook idea. Students could draw a picture and then write a short update "status" about what they learned! You are brilliant.

    If you make one, send it. If/when I do, I'll post it.

    Neat,
    Jen

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  3. I think it would be powerful to combine this exit ticket tool with a classroom twitter! Wouldn't it be cool to not only have students use these paper "tweets" as their exit ticket, but then to have their tweets posted on a class-wide twitter? Maybe you can give a class job to a student and make them tweet the 140 character summary of the lesson each day?

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  4. Update: I made a twitter with students' tweets. My students think I'm hip now....sort of. They also like the idea that some of their tweets are actually going somewhere. I'm going to do tweets more often!

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  5. Eliza - I love that you took their paper tweets and made a real tweet out of them.

    Maybe each day 1-2 students (or more) could be responsible to be your tweeter. They write the paper ones and you type them into your online tweet.

    Hip, indeed.
    Jen

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  6. Ive been involved in a class in which the teacher made the class make a twitter and then she would ask questions regarding the material and we would answer (tweet) her back. I like this idea, kinda like well if your always on the computer you might as well do your homework to. Incorperateing the latest fads into how we learn is the future and its great to see how its already developing.
    Gyler T

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  7. Thank you! This is cute but also functional.

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  8. Anonymous - I am a sucker for cute and functional. I'm glad you like the paper Twitter debrief.

    :)
    Jen

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  9. Great idea. Our district is firmly a "no" on Facebook and has strict Twitter limits (they set your username, rules about following, even coworkers, etc) so I gave all that up for now. Too much red tape. This is a cute idea that I could rotate with Socrative, etc. Thanks!

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  10. (Wall Wisher is great for exit tickets, too, if everyone has a device.)

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    1. Rachael - What a great idea to use Wall Wisher as an exit activity.

      Love that!

      Jen

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