If you’re aware that Twitter can be a good source of up-to-date news, but not sure how you might use it in class, here’s a 3-step guide to presenting the latest tweets referencing Haiti onto your whiteboard:
- Go to http://twitterfall.com, and search for haiti (this link will do that bit for you)
- Use the Settings menu, on the right of the screen, to set Text Size to “Epically Large”.
- From the same Settings menu, click “Presentation mode”. You can “Double-click here to add a heading”, which appears at the top, to add your own heading.
This can be used in support of Social Studies experiences and outcomes including:
SOC 2-07b: I can describe the physical processes of a natural disaster and discuss its impact on people and the landscape.
SOC 3-19b: Having considered responses to a recent international crisis, I can contribute to a discussion of the effectiveness of the responses.
Health warning: These Tweets are published directly by individuals and organisations world-wide without any moderation, so may contain upsetting news items or inappropriate language.