How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life. Photo As she made the long journey from New York to South Africa, to visit family during the holidays in 2013, Justine Sacco, 30 years old and the senior director of corporate communications at IAC, began tweeting acerbic little jokes about the indignities of travel.
There was one about a fellow passenger on the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport: “ ‘Weird German Dude: You’re in First Class. It’s 2014. Then, during her layover at Heathrow: “Chilly — cucumber sandwiches — bad teeth. And on Dec. 20, before the final leg of her trip to Cape Town: Twitter in the classroom. Twitter for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide. Technology is a growing part of the classroom, with tablets and smart TVs quickly integrating themselves into the curriculum.
But fast-paced change – and the fact that students are often miles ahead of both teachers and parents when it comes to the latest apps and social networks – can intimidate even the most tech-savvy teacher. Here’s a quick-start guide for teachers who are looking to incorporate Twitter into their classroom as a learning tool, without getting lost in the millions of tweets sent every day.
Twitterforeducation - Educational Uses of Twitter. 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom. Many critics of Twitter believe that the 140-character microblog offered by the ubiquitous social network can do little for the education industry.
They are wrong. K-12 teachers have taken advantage of Twitter’s format to keep their classes engaged and up-to-date on the latest technologies. The following projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to Twitter in the classroom to create important and lasting lessons. 1. Tweet about upcoming due dates or assignments. One of the simplest ways that teachers can use Twitter in the classroom involves setting up a feed dedicated exclusively to due dates, tests or quizzes. Twitter Education Strategies. How to get better at Twitter.
Twitter can be an incredibly robust community of movers, shakers, interesting story sharers, collaborators, clients, customers, mentors, potential business partners, and friends.
It can also be an overwhelming stream of more information than you can possibly read and a sea of eyes that pass right over whatever you’re saying. Having a huge community of folks right in front of you and an invisible wall between you and them can be a really frustrating experience. After all, for a long time, Twitter’s tagline on their homepage (for non-registered users) was “join the conversation”. And we all know that conversations are much better when they aren’t with just yourself. But fear not – there are many different ways you can go about harnessing the awesomeness that can come about from using Twitter strategically. Maintain Visibility Tweet often and tweet in the afternoon. 4:00pm is the most RT’d time of the day, and the highest volume happens between 3 and 7pm. Rally Support Share Unique Content. Educational Leadership:Meeting Students Where They Are:Why Teachers Should Try Twitter. New Wonderful Twitter Guide for Teachers and Educators.
June 18, 2014 As I have repeatedly stated in several instances here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, online social networking remains one of the powerful routes to any effective and sustained teacher professional development plans.
Social networks open up a whole new horizon of promising opportunities for on-the-go and at-any-time learning. One of the preeminent social networking site in this regard is the microblogging platform Twitter. The power of Twitter resides in the kind of connections and networks it allows you to make.Twitter is by far the social networking platform that teachers and educators populate the most. As such, creating a personal/professional learning network comprising kindred others is as easy as participating in the weekly educational chats organized on Twitter (#edchat as an example). These meet-ups enable you to meet and connect with teachers from all around the globe. Teacher's Visual Guide to Creating Twitter Lists.
Twitter is built into the iPad’s operating system and so an account allows you to share any photo, website or resource immediately without fuss. Its system is the opposite to Facebook and expects you to operate numerous accounts for different purposes. Once you have something to share, the iPad will allow you to pick which account to Tweet with and thus which group will receive it. Below are 3 account ideas for how iPad teachers can get the most from Twitter. @EDUCATOR – Tweet as an Educator. The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education. What is a hashtag?
A word or phrase preceded by a “#.” Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom. This handful of resources provide about 100 different ideas for, and examples of, using Twitter in the classroom.
It’s been almost 8 months since I published the post, “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom”, about uses of the popular micro-blogging tool in the instructional setting. Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest in the Classroom. As I was walking my second graders to music last week, a fourth grade teacher’s bulletin board caught my attention.
I couldn’t wait to pop in her room to ask her more about her teaching process regarding the student work I saw displayed. Luckily, on my way back from dropping my students off at their music class, Mrs. Tweed was available. Mrs. Tweed teaches with me at Brookside Lower School. Dr. Justin Tarte on Twitter: "Our best thinking is not driven by answers but by questions... #edcampstl... 10 Amazing Ways For Teachers & Tutors To Use Twitter In Education.
Twitter like all other social media is a virtual Aladdin’s cave.
It is a gateway to riches. But just like in the story, this Aladdin’s cave is also booby-trapped. Use it right and you will come away with the genie of knowledge ready to do your bidding. Use it wrong and you will be a casualty of wasted time. So, ‘rub’ it just right. I remember my own school days. Twitter as a Powerful Educational Tool. Think Twitter is just a waste of time? Think again. Its organizational structure makes it an effective tool for connecting with students and others online.
On Feb. 10th 2011, the world was transfixed on the protests raging in Egypt. We all watched as thousands gathered in Tahir square, where they had been for the past several weeks, to listen to a speech by President Hosni Mubarak. Many figured this would be his resignation speech. What Mubarak might not have known is that while he was trying to maintain his iron grip on power, thousands of Egyptians were tweeting about their frustration with the dictator.
Through our previous articles, we have introduced you to three pillars we believe are essential to be Web literate. The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter. Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they’ve achieved from any other forms of professional development or personal learning. Unfortunately educators often dismiss Twitter, or fail to see the value of Twitter, when they’re first introduced to Twitter. Our aim of this post is to provide all the information you need to learn how to use Twitter effectively as an educator. We regularly update this post with new information. This post was last updated Oct, 2013. A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom. 10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account.
As a globally connected educator, I LOVE connecting, networking and engaging with my PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network) on a daily basis through Twitter. Using Hashtags and Twitter Chats in the Classroom  The Teacher's Guide To Twitter.