Many educators find Twitter a useful tool

Many educators find Twitter a useful tool

A few weeks ago, Gerald Aungst, supervisor of gifted education in the Cheltenham School District, used Twitter to seek advice about online teaching programs for foreign languages. Within five minutes, he had received several suggestions from around the country.

Every Monday night at 7, Menoo Rami, a high school English teacher at Franklin Learning Center in Philadelphia, moderates a chat on Twitter that draws participants from around the country to discuss topics such as adolescent literacy and banning book reports.

When Kevin Jarrett, a computer teacher at Northfield Community School in Atlantic County, N.J., wanted to teach his kindergarten pupils about farms, he sent out a request on Twitter and soon connected with two farmers who answered his students' questions by video.

NEWSPAPER: The Inquirer
JOURNAL: The Inquirer
VOLUME: June 18, 2011
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011
LOCATION: United States