Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hashtagging Obama's Speech

A number of teachers have asked me about how we use Twitter to conduct a class.  First off you can see our discussion by going to Twitter and putting "#hayfieldgovclass" into the search engine.  To conduct the class, as you can see in the video above, I split my screen to watch the president and use TweetChat to put in comments as well as see what our (three teachers involved) students are saying.   For the students who do not have a Twitter account, we created an editable Google Drive document where they wrote their comments.

By the way we trended for the third straight time.   Wouldn't it be great if some of the readers of this blog copied our idea and during the State of the Union we ended up seeing 3-4 classes trending at once!  Remember we did it with just 150 or so students.  Each student was required to give three comments, but most wrote a great deal more.
While we are at it, below is a video I will show my students tomorrow on the powers of the president relating to war.  

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