Fahrenheit 451 Tweets

I used Storify to pull together a bunch of tweets about the novel my AD English 9 students are currently reading. This is the first time I’ve used Storify, but I’ve seen it a lot, especially in bundling tweets following a discussion.

I’m thinking about working this into an assignment, maybe requiring certain hashtags for me to follow: #Fahrenheit451, #RayBradbury, #mrshawke. I’ve had students creating tweet-like posts in writing before, but I’ve never used Twitter as an assignment. One issue would be that a Twitter account is not a class requirement. (Do teachers do that? Probably.) I’m pretty sure most of my students have Twitter accounts, though; I will be asking soon.

Basically, once you set up an account, you just search for content from various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. When you see something you want to include in your story, you click and drag it over. You can also click to make text boxes in between the pictures, videos, tweets, etc.

Storify has many options, so I’m going to post a few different versions to see how they work.


This is what Storify calls the “Full Header Story”:


This is the “Mini Header Story”:


This is the “Full Header Grid with a border”:


And this is the “Mini Header Slideshow”:


I’m not sure why the “full header” examples are not showing all of the content, but only the tweets that contained pictures. I guess I have some investigation to do.

I think I like the “Mini Header Story” best. What do you think?

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Daily Tweets: 2011-07-10

  • Weird. My phone's "network provided time" is two hours off this morning. Must be time for a restart. #
  • Why Not Take a Course from Yale This Summer? It's Free – http://bit.ly/qe9jAn #
  • Turn-O-Phrase – Word Puzzles for Culture Buffs – http://bit.ly/nGHZza #
  • Verbling – Practice and Learn a Language with a Partner – http://bit.ly/qNDlrd #
  • Things I Know 181 of 365: Students need guidance, not oversight – http://bit.ly/oJ8V2F #
  • RT @cityofdanville: Union Street Theatre to open in Danville's River District http://t.co/cjhmkbp #
  • Wow, @cityofdanville, you offer eAccount for utilities & then charge $4.75 for each payment?! #FAIL #fb #
  • "Samurai Jack" is one of the best cartoons ever. I'm glad the kids agree. #fb #

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Daily Tweets: 2011-07-07

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Daily Tweets: 2011-07-07

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Daily Tweets: 2011-07-05

  • Every time someone says "Hummingbird!" everyone runs to look out the back window. We love those little sweeties!! #
  • Lucas is running around the house making movies with his MP3 player. No sir, I'm not ready for my closeup, little mister… #
  • I'm wishing Kevin didn't have to work on holidays. :( Selfish, yes. :( Somebody's gotta keep those criminals in prison, after all. :( #fb #
  • Someone on Facebook is complaining about people complaining about the fireworks he bought in SC & brought back to VA…illegally. Really! #
  • Ditto… RT @bluegirl420: No fireworks for me this year. #
  • If you want to imagine a sunny day in the midst of a nighttime storm, just listen to the Beatles' "Good Day Sunshine." :) #
  • @bluegirl420 Thx. U2. :) Kevin's still not changed from work. I still haven't made my ESoED post for the day… in reply to bluegirl420 #
  • 185/365: Missing « Every Second of Every Day http://bit.ly/kcx2JE #

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Daily Tweets: 2011-07-04

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Daily Tweets: 2011-07-02

  • :( Neil Young News: POSTPONED: Buffalo Springfield Fall Tour http://bit.ly/jTeWd4 #
  • Do longer school days work? http://t.co/MeLW9Di #
  • Indiana removes cursive writing from school curriculum http://t.co/HOZrYyd (Fewer & fewer of my students in VA have this skill every year.) #
  • 5 ways technology is being used to prepare teachers for the classroom http://t.co/5NIWDlD #
  • 182/365: Imperfect Symmetry « Every Second of Every Day http://bit.ly/mkumEU #
  • The Best How-To Geek Articles for June 2011 – How-To Geek http://bit.ly/inhNbP #
  • Funny, I was never a big Jon Bon Jovi fan until seeing him in the last season of Ally McBeal. #

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