So George Mayo is sitting around at lunch today with his students trying to get their Twitterstory started and a few hours later he’s reading about it on the NPR site. Kinda scary on some level. If you teach middle school kids, George is looking for collaborators. You can get more info here.
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George Mayo says
Thanks for writing about our project. I just want to mention where I got this idea from. Cameron Reilly at The Podcast Network created the original Twittories concept. Here’s the link to his Twittories wiki page: http://twittories.wikispaces.com/
I simply tweaked his idea so I could try this with my middle school students. Thanks again. And by the way, do you think one of your kids would like to contribute 140 characters to our story?
Cody Marx Bailey says
I’d like introduce you to http://hashtags.org. This may be a great way to organize a twiterstory by using #hashtags to name the novel.
Just an idea, let me know if you have any questions or would like to suggest a feature we don’t have yet.
Dar Hosta says
I think Twitterstories would be great for elementary students, too. Much of the work I do with educators is to try to encourage them to do more collaborative writing within the classroom. Twitterstories certainly takes collaborative to an exciting new level. I’d like to talk about this type of project in some upcoming teacher inservice sessions.
Will, I am wondering what your response is to the educators you speak to who counter your talks with their replies of “limited internet access,” as is often the case with the public schools on the elementary level. I’m wondering if classroom teachers can get onto sites like this.
I’m also enthusiastic about the Artsonia site as it applies to the art workshops I do with elementary kids, not to mention the fact that it can be used as a school fundraiser. I’ve been disappointed in how few art teachers use this site.
Ann Oro says
Thanks for mentioning this little NPR piece. A few of my eighth graders chose to add a chapter to the story. I’m looking forward to pointing out this link.
The Twitterstory a great way for students who enjoy writing to collaborate with others. My four students really worked at crafting their sentences and put a lot of thought into their contribution.