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Students in Indiana Turn to Twitter for Writing Practice

Students in Indiana Turn to Twitter for Writing Practice

Fourth-graders at Northaven Elementary in Jeffersonville, IN, are learning to compose their thoughts on paper using 140 characters or less. 

According to The Courier-Journal, before heading to Twitter, students practice tweets on light-blue note cards that line the classroom walls. 

"I think it's hard to put all of my thoughts into one sentence," said 9-year-old Jaleb. At the end of next month, students will begin a new classroom duty: maintaining a protected classroom Twitter account. 

"It's cool that you can just click on the hashtag and it takes you straight to the conversation," said 9-year-old Madison Nally. 

Each Northaven teacher is expected to use Twitter and create a classroom account. 

"We want teachers to tell their stories," said Katie Hutchinson, one of three e-learning coaches in Greater Clark County Schools. "And we want students to tell their stories because someone is going to tell their stories if they don't."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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