Twitter offers many educational opportunities!
Two weeks ago, we started a collaborative project via Twitter with our English blogging buddies in Mrs. Monaghan's class.
For 26 days, the students will tweet out interesting vocabulary words they would like to share with their cohort. (Wow! That's an impressive word! Students, what exactly is a cohort?)
Welcome to Vocabulary Tweets A-Z
Each school day, students will work with a new letter of the alphabet. Pupils will brainstorm words that begin with the letter-of-the-day and a final word-of-the-day will be tweeted out. Words come from independent reading, curricular content, or our good friend, the dictionary!
Each tweet includes the word, part of speech, and a definition or context clue. (Context clues are the words around an unknown word that help a reader unlock a word's meaning.)
And then they offered another A...
A is for alliteration!
We've been using the hashtag #vocabaz to keep track of our words!
A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Monahgan and her class for thinking of the project and working with us on this transatlantic enterprise – it’s a great verbal work-out for the start of our day
Join us in our tweets – tweet us with your own alphabetical contributions using #vocabaz to:
What are some valuable vocabulary words you like?
What other projects could be done using Twitter?