Youth Twitter is just like Twitter, but is designed specifically for students. Youth Twitter is micro-blogging for students. Students can participate in discussions about issues important to them and to the world. Finding a discussion to join is easy. To find a discussion students simply click on a tag related to the for which topic they’re looking.
Applications for Educators
I’ve written about lesson ideas using Twitter before, you can read about those ideas here or here. There are two basic ideas for using Twitter. One way to use Youth Twitter is to start a conversation a news topic and have students add their ideas and related news stories. Another way to use Youth Twitter would as a tool to have students write a collaborative story in a “mad libs” style.