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Does Twitter help schools?

November 1, 2013
Vaughn Jensen - Walnut Street Journal , Traer Star-Clipper

#OMG #Twitter #Help #Schools? Most of the teachers at North Tama have a Twitter account. Twitter is a social network that is worldwide on the web. All you need is the Internet and your possibilities are endless. Teachers and staff use Twitter not only for talking in a social way, but also to put out assignments and get a hold of students. "It's a very powerful tool if used correctly," said Paul Rea, 7-12 Principal at North Tama.

Knowing that North Tama can use this social network and not have any large problems is amazing. "It has a lot of potential. I see students using it as a social tool and not as a resource for learning, if students used it as a resource for learning, it would be a powerful mechanism in the world of learning," said Rea.

Teachers use Twitter in school for multiple reasons. "I like Twitter a lot, it's a great tool professionally and personally," said Brandon Clubb, North Tama Physical Education Teacher and Head Boy's Basketball Coach.

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Jacob Gorder, freshman at North Tama, seen on his Twitter during study hall. “Twitter can be a great tool in the world of learning if used to their advantage in a good way,” said Gorder.

Students use Twitter for many reasons. North Tama students use Twitter for catching up on homework. Students also get a hold of other students instead of texting. "I use it to communicate to other students if the other students are absent or sick," Said Rian Weida-Kelsey, junior at North Tama. All in all, Twitter is a great tool to use for many reasons and could help North Tama immensely in years to come.



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