In Minnesota schools, teaching and tweeting

Mahtomedi High School language arts teacher Sarah Lorntson

Mahtomedi High School language arts teacher Sarah Lorntson reminds her students about assignment deadlines and shares writing advice even when they’re not in her classroom.

She takes to the social media sphere, using Twitter to capture students’ attention in 140 characters or less.

Lorntson said many of her students have smartphones and are constantly plugged into social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. So, it made sense for her to start tweeting, giving her another way to reach out to them.

“My students’ constant complaint is that I don’t tweet enough,” Lorntson said. “They want more communication from us. They want that engagement.”

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