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Offline Lindsaym97

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Twitter Summarizing Activity
« on: April 16, 2019, 09:22:53 PM »
One of the things that I have observed both as a student and as someone more on the teaching side of things is that students get excited when an activity involves things they enjoy outside of class. This can be something like watching a youtube video of a clip of a show they really enjoy in class for example. Especially in today's day and age, almost everyone is on some sort of social media - especially students. Taking this into consideration, I have made a basic tweet template that I think could be useful for something like a summarizing activity. Tweets on Twitter only allow for a limited number of characters in each tweet, meaning you have to be short and to the point about something. This idea can easily be applied to summarizing as you're taking a larger amount of information and shortening it to just the important highlights. This resource might be useful also for having students practice journaling (as if they were tweeting their day).

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