Twitter and Surveys
Kerri Lewis, who teaches 1st grade at Paddock Road came up with a great classroom activity that combined Twitter and Google Docs. Her classroom was learning about all the different ways they get to school and were curious about how other students around the world. Kerri created a form with Google Docs to find out.
Next she needed to get the word out. Using Twitter (follow her at @misslewisgrade1 ) she asked the world for help.
She was able to get many responses from around the country and her students can now compare how they get to school to those students. What a great use of data and a great way to help students experience the larger world around them!