Twitter. It is everywhere. It helped save people after the storms, and it has created a few storms of its own. Check out this week’s CLP Current Event Twitter: To Tweet or Not to Tweet and learn more. In addition to current news articles and stimulating and provocative prompts, you will find connections to the Constitution, how to use Twitter in your classroom, and more. Brought to teachers by Susie Marcus, CLP consultant, with CLP staff.
TOPIC: TO TWEET OR NOT TO TWEET
(of a bird) give a call consisting of repeated light tremulous sounds.
synonyms: chirp, chirrup, cheep, tweet, peep, chatter, trill, warble, sing
make a posting on the social media website Twitter.
Adapted from http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/Twitter.html
The Anatomy of a Trump Twitter Rant: From Scotland Yard to “Chain Migration”
by Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, Sept. 15, 2017
CLP says: partisan but considers what fuels the President’s tweets.
Twitter Prepares Tweetstorm Feature
by Paul Rubens, CCM High-Tech, Sept. 11, 2017
CLP: this could change the way Twitter is used!
Using Twitter to Save a Newborn From a Flood
by Marina Koren, The Atlantic, Aug. 28, 2017
Search and rescue is evolving fast in the social-media age …
CLP says: short, solid, good article
- Should leaders in government and other fields use Twitter? Why or why not?
- How has Twitter changed social media? How has Twitter encouraged social change? How might Twitter cause loss of positive self-image?
- Why does President Trump use Twitter? What are the advantages and disadvantages of tweets from the President?
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