Tweet. Twitter limits users to 140 characters – letters, spaces, and punctuation – per tweet. Students tweet, adults tweet, and businesspersons tweet. But what would Shakespeare tweet? How about Abraham Lincoln? Newton? Ask students to tweet in character. This can be a very engaging way to summarize learning. Summarization has been identified as a high yield strategy since it requires students to engage with the text rather than just copy it.
Examples of historical tweets can be located at http://historicaltweets.com/. However, teachers should use caution. This site is best reviewed by the teacher for ideas and specific examples. Some of the humor is more mature and less appropriate for the classroom.