Monday, December 12, 2011

myTwitter Roundup - Part One

BACKGROUND: last week, each student created an academic Twitter account and began following a mix of political reporters, political commentators, political media outlets, political scientists, and elected officials. Students also connect with each other and with me through our class Twitter feed, @ParishGOV. (Click HERE for more details about the initial assignment.)

Our GOAL is to prepare students for responsible citizenship and life-long engagement in the political process. More specifically, we aim to create Twitter feeds as personalized, annotated search engines that connect students to current affairs and political analysis.

TODAY'S ASSIGNMENT (daily work grade):
  1. Choose one story from your academic Twitter feed that has captured your attention - re-tweet it.
  2. Write 2-3 sentences in summary. (Please share a link to the story with your summary.)
  3. Write 2-3 sentences that explain the story's connection(s) to our study of government.
  4. Post your writing as a comment to our blog (See comments section for Mr. O's example.)