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Live Tweet the Debates!

posted Sep 25, 2016, 10:30 PM by Scott Harris   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 7:34 PM ]
The First Presidential Debate will kick off at 6 p.m. and can be watched on any major cable and broadcast network, including CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and C-SPAN. ABC News and Facebook will also stream the debate live online.
- You must construct at least five original tweets
- Your tweets must demonstrate thoughtful analysis/be well-constructed and respectful
- You can respond to others' tweets
- Retweets do not count toward your five original tweets but are HIGHLY encouraged!

- If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still construct thoughtful “tweets” to be submitted on Google Classroom. That assignment will open as a "question" at 5:45 PM just before the debate begins. You can follow the debate HERE without your own Twitter account.

- I need to be able to find your tweet.
Please use the hashtag: #BroncosDebate. When you use that hashtag, you are representing Northgate High School. As you are my students, you're also representing ME. Therefore, here are some things to consider. There are three basic types of acceptable Tweets for the #BroncosDebate.

1. Acknowledge. You basically are repeating what the candidate said, then maybe a quick "Yay" or "Boo" comment attached to the end. Those are nice. Not extra credit worthy nice, but it shows you're paying attention.

2. Comment. You are going to make a thoughtful statement about what one of the candidates said. It shows that you are thinking about what they are talking about. You're saying WHY you agree or disagree. To put it in Social Studies terms, think of it this way: their statement was the evidence, your comment is the analysis. You are free to link to evidence to contradict their "evidence" if it isn't accurate. This is usually extra credit worthy. Showing you can think is always a good thing!

3. Reply. As you follow other people using #BroncosDebate, you may want to reply to their statements. Do so RESPECTFULLY. Agree or disagree, but explain why. This is also probably extra credit worthy. Showing you can think and have a respectable discussion is a really good thing!

Where to Watch:

LIVE: C-SPAN should be your first choice. HERE is why. Check your guide to find it on your TV or STREAM IT HERE.

If you object to C-SPAN or don't want to see the split screen, pick a channel. All the major networks are covering it, and most are streaming it.

After it's over: FIRST DEBATE

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