Microblogging is an excellent activity for students, however, your school may not allow Twitter. Or, if your students do not have school email accounts, it may be a challenge for students to create an actual Twitter ID. No worries! Alternatives exist that are just as good and work great for students.
Without a doubt the easiest microblogging site to use in the classroom is TodaysMeet. This site is completely free and requires no accounts at all. You create a microblogging environment called a room where your students interact. It’s so easy and students love it. The assignment at the end of this lesson will walk you through creating a TodaysMeet room.
A few years ago, numerous Twitter-like alternatives were available. Over time, most have gone away, leaving just a few sites left. Of those remaining, here are three worth mentioning.
Give these sites a try and let us know what you think. Please post a comment below. Thank you for reading the educational technology blog Teach Amazing!