Using Twitter to encourage students’ interaction during the reading process.

I use Twitter to help make the text-marking and annotation process a social activity for students. Students tweet their comment to our class hashtag and interact and learn from each other online. I read the class Twitter feed to see where students are and what they’ve already mastered. One additional benefit is the community it creates. Kids’ interaction outside of class encourages a better classroom environment. Students feel like they know each other better, and when it works best, every kid feels valued and wants to participate.”

Christopher Bronke

Christopher Bronke has been teaching English for 13 years and is in his 5th year as English Department Chair at Downers Grove North. In this role, he teaches 9th-grade honors, evaluates teachers, oversees the literacy coaching program, plans and i... Full Bio