Twitter gains PM’s approval

From Inspired (UK) comes the following article:

Twitter gains respectability

The PM Gordon Brown has saluted the global implications of twitter. Because of it, he suggests, international relations will never be the same again. Meanwhile, schools and young people using twitter have access to an extraordinary range of famous people through such sites as celebritytweet. More usefully, students are recommended to consider picking up on relevant environmental tweets, distinguishable thanks to the increasing use of hash tags. A great twitter opportunity on this theme is this December’s Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. Meanwhile, more immediate feedback on environmental issues of the day can be read via @ecointernet on twitter.

Some excellent ideas about the use of Twitter in classrooms and plenty of time to plan and gain any permission necessary for students to participate in December’s Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.