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Twitter for kindergarten

As you may know, we’re all about Twitter here at Teachers.com Insurance. And if you didn’t know, now you do! Follow us @Teachers_Insure! Twitter’s great. While it can be used to share information that frankly, nobody really cares about (oh, you had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch? Fascinating.), it can also help us stay in touch with those we don’t talk to on a regular basis, let them know what’s going on. Or, it can be used for five-year olds to post about their day to their grandparents.

Huh?

That’s right; Twitter has become so pervasive that even kindergarteners are using it! Not a group to let the facts that they can’t type or read get in their way, a class from New York City is now posting about what they did that day so their loved ones can stay abreast of their development. Technically, it’s a licensed, literate teacher posting the blog, so it may be slightly less impressive than I’m letting on. Still, it’s pretty neat, don’t you think?

I wonder if more teachers of very young children will try this idea. When kids go home and their parents ask them what they did that day, they often say they don’t know because they literally don’t – their memories still aren’t very strong. Now, thanks to the wonder that is the Internet, parents can now find out about their children’s day without having to talk to them! Maybe this has some downside…

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