A big thanks to Anna Kim for recommending this awesome documentary at is airing on PBS.  I thought it would be fun to have a Tweet Chat during and even after the program.  Here’s what you need to know!


Date/Time: Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 9:30 p.m. (Chicago Time)

Station:  PBS (check your guide for the channel)

Summary:  (Borrowed from: 0

Targeted at parents, teachers and anyone concerned with education in America, this one-hour documentary takes viewers to the front lines of an education revolution. DIGITAL MEDIA: NEW LEARNERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY examines how mobile devices and digital media practices can empower young people to direct their own learning. Documenting five success stories both inside and out of the classroom, the program demonstrates how digital media, games, smart phones and the Internet are fundamentally transforming the way young people communicate, collaborate, participate and learn in the 21st century. Featuring leading experts, thinkers and practitioners in the field, DIGITAL MEDIA is a startling preview of a 21st century education.

Video Teaser:

Tweet Chat Suggestions

Hashtag:  #PBSDigKids (Any other suggestions?  This one is kind of long…)

Ideas of what to tweet:

–An intro tweet letting your followers know what you will be tweeting about.

Example:  Follow #PBSDigKids to see the thoughts of #LIS768 as they watch the PBS Doc Digital Media:  New Learners of the 21st Century

–Your thoughts as you watch the documentary

–Questions you have

–Favorite quotes

–Key points


–Connections to class

–Replies/RT’s of other classmates tweets (So that your followers can see what other people think)

Really anything goes here!  I’ve done this kind of stuff at conferences before and it is really cool to see what everyone is thinking about during a lecture/presentation.

To follow the convo in real time, just type in #PBSDigKids into the Twitter Search box and save the search.  Then it should update every time someone uses that hashtag.

Please, please, please feel free to comment below adding your own suggestions and opinions.  This was just a guide to get us started and on the same page.

See you in class this weekend!

  1. Thanks so much for organizing this!

  2. Allison – would you mind talking about this briefly on Saturday?

  3. Sure, no problem!

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