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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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?