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The Podium

Friday, April 06

Education, 140 Characters at a Time

By Brad

Here’s something cool. Via Anna M. Phillips of the New York Times, a kindergarten teacher in New York is embracing the power of social media:

“Tweet, tweet, tweet!” chirped the kindergartners in Jennifer Aaron’s class last week, as they settled onto the multicolored carpet and began to consider what they would like to send out into the Twitter universe that day.

Three days a week, as the school day draws to a close, the children in Ms. Aaron’s class sit down to compose a message about what they have been doing all day. They then send it out to their parents and relatives through Twitter, the stamping grounds of celebrities and politicians, where few kindergartners have been known to venture.

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