MyVoice. 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. A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom. 10 Social Media Sites For Education. Tweeting for Teachers: How can social media support teacher professional development?
Time and again, research has shown that teacher quality is essential to improving school standards.
On-going professional development ensures that teachers can perform at their highest level. In the topical Pearson paper, Tweeting for Teachers, the authors Julie McCulloch, Ewan McIntosh, and Tom Barrett examined the ways teachers are currently using social media, such as Twitter, for professional development. 7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom. How Teachers Can Use Social Media in the Classroom. If you’re a teacher, you’re likely always looking for ways to get your students excited about learning.
One innovative method is through social media. But while some teachers already use Tweets, status updates and text messages in their lessons, you may be unsure how to employ these tools in an engaging way. Using Twitter in High School Classrooms. InSITE13p239-248Silva0059.pdf. Mobile phones in the classroom: teachers share their tips. Jo Debens, geography teacher, Priory School, Portsmouth The geography department at my school has been leading the use of mobile device in learning.
Throughout last year the mobile@priory charter was created and led by head of department David Rogers and co-constructed by students to enable them to use mobile devices in learning. This was trialled through the geography department and found great success with students becoming more actively engaged with their learning. Some of the examples of where we use mobile devices range from simply taking photos and videos to share in class or recording homework, to creating revision podcasts or animations. The point often is student choice, encouraging independent learning and allowing students to choose what approach will suit them. About. Introduction Wikispaces Classroom is a social writing platform for education.
We make it incredibly easy to create a classroom workspace where you and your students can communicate and work on writing projects alone or in teams. Rich assessment tools give you the power to measure student contribution and engagement in real-time. Wikispaces Classroom works great on modern browsers, tablets, and phones. Wikispaces Classroom is free for teachers and students. Learn more about Wikispaces Campus, our Wikispaces Classroom solution for entire schools, school districts and universities. Teaching, learning, research and social spaces. The building breathes life into the university’s new student centred model of learning and industry-focused research.
Representing a quantum shift in the way teaching, learning and research spaces are designed at UTS, it incorporates a number of specialist labs and contemporary technology as well as a range of collaborative teaching spaces to support active learning. There are also a number of public areas for the general UTS community. Find out more about UTS's Learning 2014 initiative. Super LabOccupying the entire length of level 1, the state-of-the-art Super Lab is a vast, open laboratory (52 metres from end to end). It’s the largest at UTS, with space for more than 200 students. Every second bench features a demonstration station to enable teachers to work closely with their students. In addition to the Super Lab, there are generalist labs on levels 4, 5 and 6. Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking?
At the end of 2011, a few geeks in Sweden set up the Swedish Twitter University, which brought lectures in a series of tweets to a class of around 500 followers.
It may have been the first time Twitter was used to deliver higher education, and given recent debate about massive open online courses (MOOCs), it seems apt that we reflect on what Twitter might do to transform the classroom and open up a new space for public education? Last month we put together an experiment that tested these limits, using a bespoke hashtag to bring together all of the content. Running a seminar in Twitter might sound like a relatively simple exercise: ensure students have devices through which to tweet, then position your visiting professor – aka Andy Miah of the University of the West of Scotland – in front of his computer and let rip, but there was a bit of prep time involved too.
Is there something to gain by being 'alone together', as MIT's Sherry Turkle would say? Did it work? Three pros: Three cons: The Need for Student Social Media Policies. Reynol Junco (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Associate Professor in the Department of Academic Development and Counseling and Director, Disability Services, at Lock Haven University.
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