Hi my name is Campbell and I was recently in the The Saturday Age newspaper. The article was about teachers and how they use social media in the classroom, I was in the article because I sent a tweet to the Australian PM. I asked her the question, “Why do I have to wait so long for my NAPLAN results?” “What is the point?”
This is the photo from the article and the link.
|Photo: Jason South|
I love to use Twitter and other social networks in the class like Edmodo and blogging because you can talk to class mates and other people from around the world. I have tweeted to the PM and I eventually got a response. This is Julia Gillard's and Peter Garret's responses.
It’s not every day a PM tweets an 11 year old. Peter Garret soon replied and I hope one day I can get someone even bigger to tweet me. I believe tweeting is a big part of learning because it teaches us about cyber safety, how to use social media responsibly and can also teach us in writing. I believe my teacher, class and I are very important in the social networking world. We tell the world about our learning and show the world that little people can do big things.
By Campbell Walsh
Grade 5 - ACPS
Do you use Twitter in your classroom?
Why do you think using Twitter is good for education?