Storytelling in the Twitter Age

In this lesson, students participate in a new form of storytelling by creating digital narratives on Twitter. Students use artists Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman’s “Geolocation” project as a model for their own narratives.


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Lesson Plan

The teacher may begin the lesson by asking students how they think Twitter can be used as a medium for storytelling. Some potential questions for the discussion are: how can Twitter be used as a medium for storytelling? What are Twitter's limits as a storytelling medium? Why might people want to use Twitter to tell stories? How might Twitter be a more effective storytelling medium than more traditional media like books, magazines, etc?

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Lesson tags: Art, Creative Writing, Eighth, English, Ninth, Seventh, Tenth

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Steve Netcoh Steven Netcoh is the Chief Content Officer for NuSkool responsible for the vetting and review of lesson plans submitted by the cohort of educators currently contributing content to the NuSkool platform. Steve is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont. Steve works closely with the Middle Level Teacher Education Program at UVM by serving as a teaching assistant for a social studies and science methods course and supervising student teachers in local schools.