Teaching Geography with Twitter
“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
Last week I could not give classes in the computer lab at school because Secondary students were sitting for their IGCSE exams. Luckily I was able to use the brand new netbook in Junior 5. My idea was to show them all the different things they have been working with this year. Currently they are blogging with students from Switzerland. This group loves to create online content because they are very creative.
I bought a world map and hung it next to our projector. Then I opened my Twitter account and posted:
Everytime we received a new tweet they clapped and one student was in charge of adding a pin to our World map. It was just amazing to see how they enjoyed this simple activity that brought the world to their classroom.
Today I will be repeating the same activity with Junior 1, 2 and 3.
Join our project by sending a Tweet to @jenverschoor and tell us where are you from.
Check the different countries that have joined us.
Places learnt on October 28
Hi from Green Bay, WI!! @@smkohl Canada
Hi! I’m from Bahía Blanca, Argentina.@barbaratp1978
Hello from College Park, Maryland USA @ssharp66
Hi from wet and windy Liverpool, UK! Have a great geography lesson :-)) @eslcourses
Hello from Rosario, Argentina! Enjoy your lesson! @Mtranslator
Hello from Louisville, KY… Home of the largest baseball bat in the world… @JeremyRenner
Hi from Istanbul, Turkey!😉 @IsilBoy
Hi there! I’m not far from Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England – enjoy your lesson! :)) @Amandalanguage
Hello from Cambridge, England! @ericbaber
hey everyone. I’m Emma, from Windsor in the UK (near London). Enjoy Geography via Twitter – very exciting! @EHerrod
Hello! I’m in Perthshire in Scotland, UK, where it’s very rainy & windy today! @cgoodey
Hello! I’m from the UK (Cornwall) but I live in Spain – in Barcelona @dudeneyge
Places learnt on November 2nd
“Hello to Jennifer’s Geography students. My name is Candace, and I am from Alberta, Canada. No snow yet, but it should be arriving soon. I would love to be added to your map. Enjoy Geography class — what you learn will last a lifetime!”
Places learnt on November 4th
Power Point presentations created by students