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April 14, 2011

Poetry in 140 Characters!

By Christy Crawford
Grades 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

    Using Twitter in the classroom? Combine Haiku with Twitter and you've got engaging and easy poetry for your digital natives.

    Haiku is approximately seventeen syllables of traditional Japanese poetry; Twitter has a 140-character format. Combine the two to make "Twaiku." "Twaiku" is fun for kids and adults. And yes, there's an application for it. Check out Tweeku on iTunes!  

    Here are some popular 140-character haikus: 

     

    @perfectionisht: When the gods return / let’s tell them the planet was / already like this.

     

    @haikuwind: I absolutely, / most definitely, maybe, / perhaps, know myself. 

     

    @CostisDemos: cats dislike water / for them it never rains / instead it purrs

     

    My favorite twaiku . . .

     

    @CCrawfordTech: I'm on vacation. / No boss. No blog. No classes. / Just me and my child.

     

    Seriously, I'm on vacation. I wish you lots of rest and relaxation with your loved ones over spring break.

    Please see my last post for more fun and exciting ways to enjoy digital poetry.

    Using Twitter in the classroom? Combine Haiku with Twitter and you've got engaging and easy poetry for your digital natives.

    Haiku is approximately seventeen syllables of traditional Japanese poetry; Twitter has a 140-character format. Combine the two to make "Twaiku." "Twaiku" is fun for kids and adults. And yes, there's an application for it. Check out Tweeku on iTunes!  

    Here are some popular 140-character haikus: 

     

    @perfectionisht: When the gods return / let’s tell them the planet was / already like this.

     

    @haikuwind: I absolutely, / most definitely, maybe, / perhaps, know myself. 

     

    @CostisDemos: cats dislike water / for them it never rains / instead it purrs

     

    My favorite twaiku . . .

     

    @CCrawfordTech: I'm on vacation. / No boss. No blog. No classes. / Just me and my child.

     

    Seriously, I'm on vacation. I wish you lots of rest and relaxation with your loved ones over spring break.

    Please see my last post for more fun and exciting ways to enjoy digital poetry.

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