Why would you want a twitter book group?

A Twitter book group is forming to look at how such a thing would work.

Why would this be advantageous? I think:

  • Being able to effectively synopsis your thoughts in 140 characters requires higher order thinking
  • It is is more inclusive of those with lower bandwidth capabilities or do not have computers (they can use cell phones)
  • Contributions can be made “on the go” (via cell phone)
  • It would potentially allow a greater number of people to participate


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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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kolson29 January 13, 2008 - 6:33 pm

I was part of the conversation last night that resulted in @digitalmaverick creating the twitter bookgroup. The edtech community has been struggling with ways to use twitter meaningfully in the classroom (upper level, of course), and I think this is a perfect example of how it could be done. Stay tuned to http://googtweetblog.edublogs.org for my post on this :-) It’ll be so fascinating to see this group explode, it’s been a huge hit already.

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