Twitter in the Classroom There are so many GREAT educators on Twitter and it’s great to connect, learn, and grow from them. One day my class and I tweeted about Greece with someone IN Greece. Now that I have completely embraced Skype in my classroom, I’m realizing even more that global learning adds a whole new wonderful layer to an ordinary day in the classroom. I started thinking, could a Twitter account help us connect to other classrooms, keep our conversations going, learning about weather, cultures, differences, and similarities around the world? I could use my own Twitter account.
How Twitter Saved my Literature Class: A Case Study with Discussion “How Twitter Saved my Literature Class: A Case Study with Discussion” Andy Jones, University of California, Davis Originally published: Jones, A. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 Completely revised and updated, the 2015 GUIDEBOOK will provide you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. Each tool page includes basic information (website, cost, availability as well as their rankings on the list 2007-2015) – as displayed on the web pageskey features together with screenshot(s)links to useful free guides and resources Note, each tool could be a book in itself, but to ensure this is a manageable resource, it’s been kept as succinct as possible. Some tools are discussed on just on one page, whilst others take 3 or 4 pages.
Carly: A collaborative Twitter story I have just finished running a Creative Writing workshop as part of the LSE’s Literature Festival 2013. In it I wanted to talk about and explore ways of using Twitter creatively. Briefly, I went through four ways of doing so:
@RealTimeGatsby - Effective use of Twitter for English Class Just today I came across the Twitter account @RealTimeGatsby. Yep, it is exactly what it sounds like – a real time account of the novel The Great Gatsby, only tweeted and not read. Something similar has been done for World War II, which became wildly popular and was incredibly educational. After seeing only a few tweets (at the time of posting this) it seems that @RealTimeGatsby will not disappoint either.
Busting Myths About Online Learning About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. Micro Blogging with Twitter Interview Micro Blogging with Twitter A Q&A with David Parry, assistant professor of Emerging Media at the University of Texas at Dallas By Linda L. Briggs03/05/08 Twitter is a software tool that allows users to continually post (or "tweet") very short text messages to the Web from computers or mobile phones.
50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom Twitter has caught fire across many professional fields as well as personally, but it seems to be in the beginning stages in the realm of higher education. The creative ways Twitter users have incorporated microblogging has become inspirational, so the recent trend of using Twitter at college, including at online colleges, is sure to keep evolving into an ever more impressive tool. Make sure you don’t get left behind by incorporating some of these educational and fun ways that Twitter can be used in the college classroom. Communication Twitter offers new and exciting ways to open up the lines of communication in the classroom. 11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios According to the Office of Research Consumer Guide, portfolios are "a collection of student work representing a selection of performance." While artists have kept them for hundreds of years, portfolios emerged in modern education (PDF) from college writing courses in the 1980s. Electronic portfolios are online versions of this tool. If done well, portfolios can aid students in metacognition (PDF), reflection, and ownership of learning (PDF). If done poorly, students and teachers may feel like portfolios are a waste of time. While some see portfolios as excellent qualitative measures instead of standardized tests, we know that the subjective nature of portfolio assessment can make it an unreliable comparison between schools.
What Happened at Obama’s First Twitter Town Hall? The White House convened the first “Twitter Town Hall” in American history on Wednesday, as President Obama answered a battery of short questions posted on Twitter, the buzzy social network, which were culled from thousands of submissions by Americans around the country. The event combined a novel experiment in social media with some traditional political tactics. So while the White House did not have a sense of specific questions in advance, it sought to control the message by limiting the topic to the economy, and by hand-picking a moderator, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who was unlikely to be intensely journalistic or adversarial. (Obama had the same luxury in his recent event at Facebook, where he was rarely pressed or interrupted by founder Mark Zuckerberg.)
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. My Learning Journey: Can I be that little bit better at ......using methods to make feedbackstick? In my previous post I looked at reasons why feedback might not stick. It focused on whether it was the way in which we as teachers approached it, or was it simply the way that students perceived feedback that was the issue. Whatever or however we approach it, we probably have methods that we use on a regular basis with students. These methods are used day in day out and vary from subject to subject, student to student. In the same theme as my last post, is it the methods that we use with students that causes feedback not to stick? If we look at what the key principles from the last post are, can we design strategies in our lessons that are efficient for teachers as well as effective for students?
Living Geography: Twalter-egos Following a chat with Tony C and some prompting from Tom Barrett's collaborative Twitter resource, I posted yesterday about creating fictional characters in Twitter that could be used as an educational resource. As my Twitter alter-egos, I have come up with the phrase "twalter-ego" to describe them... I have now created the first of these: each character your create needs a different e-mail account to log in and create. The idea is to build up a character profile over time before 'releasing them' on the students, who could then be asked to engage with the characters in a number of ways. What ideas do you have for how the students might interact with the characters ? Here's a GOOGLE MAP of the house that Frank has 'bought' and will 'move in to' in about 2 weeks time.
Twitter Lesson - Learning English on Twitter Lesson By Kenneth Beare Twitter has exploded across the Internet and more and more English learners are taking advantage of Twitter to practice their English. Learning English on Twitter is ideal for a few reasons: