On Wednesdays, I teach a double section of second grade students, 38 kids. Today, I decided to try a new Twitter directed mini-lesson. I put out a Tweet asking for where the
'follower' was located and the kids added a music related question which was to ask if they had ever played an instrument. The results were amazing:
My students who live in a rural town of 1500 people are able to connect virtually with educators around the country. We extended the lesson by a trip on GoogleEarth to some of the more distant locales.
In case you are wondering, between Tweets we sang songs and had regular music class. Twitter during the day can be slow and it's always good to keep the kids on track!