Technology can really make an impact on the connectedness of students. I like the idea that the classes made it like a game of sending math problems to each other via Twitter – it shows the children that there can be a more practical way of using social media.
As the year comes to a close I look back at all the global connections and collaboration opportunities my students have had through making connections through Skype, Twitter, blog, and GAFE. One of the ways we have connected during math this year was through our weekly math exchange of a math problem or math task with Heidi Samuelson‘s second graders in Tennessee. Every Tuesday we would take turns tweeting out a math task for the other class to figure out and tweet back the answer.
The students were so engaged we often tweeted out more than one problem each day. Which would often lead to more classes tweeting and asking questions as well.
Toward the end of the year we often had other classes joining in on the fun and tweeting problems to us as well. One week we had other so classes tweeting math problems with us my students took it as a challenge…
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