Twiducate gives me goosebumps! I really get excited when I see a tool that teachers can use with their class – a tool that genuinely gets students communicating in a “real” and purposeful fashion.
Twiducate functions like private twitter. Teachers sign up and invite students. Students choose from some nifty avatars and then begin “tweeting” to each other – responding. The teacher can “peg” questions to the top for students to respond to but I think they’ll enjoy just communicating with each other. The teacher can post urls on the side and also important dates. Most importantly it is totally private, safe and FREE!
I set up a “sandbox” for any teacher to try it out first before signing up. Simply enter our classcode – eflclassroom20 and a password (below) that I’ve generated (the teacher creates the student accounts by hitting “students” at the top and entering their name and generating a password. Use any of these student accounts or sign up yourself to view and play around!