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4 Great Twitter Applications for Teachers Using Twitter In The Classroom

4 Great Twitter Applications for Teachers Using Twitter In The Classroom
These tools offer free functionality that extend and enhance the possibilities for instructional uses of Twitter. Twitter is playing a role in more classrooms every day. Articles like “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom” and “100 Ways To Teach With Twitter” have drawn tens of thousands of readers, a clear testament to the high level of academic interest in this wildly popular microblogging platform. Teachers are finding new ways to use Twitter to engage their students, build stronger academic and professional relationships, and to share information in a richer learning environment, and they are using tools like these to bring more fun and functionality to the process. It’s easy to get started with these applications. Users can sign up using their Twitter accounts (although GroupTweet does get a little more involved). Twtpoll ( and survey tools provide teachers so many capabilities. About Kelly Walsh Print This Post

What Mel Brooks Can Teach Us about “Group Flow” In 1949, the comedian Sid Caesar brought together a legendary group of comedy writers and created one of the biggest television hits of the 1950s, Your Show of Shows. Caesar’s team included Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Neil Simon. It may have been the greatest writing staff in the history of television. They developed the show in a small suite of rooms on the sixth floor of 130 West 56th Street in Manhattan. 7 Twitter Users to Follow If You Are Interested in Education Technology A great mix of individual experts and enthusiasts and education technology professionals to follow and stay informed with. Guest post by Maria Rainier. Though Twitter’s contribution to the world of social media and progressive society was at one time a strongly argued point, there is no doubt today that the popular social media platform has become a valuable tool for various aspects of education. Sure, Twitter can be the perfect place to waste hours on mundane details about people’s lives or worthless celebrity gossip. But, the microblogging platform also enables us to create and participate in meaningful conversations concerning education, technology, and society.

Does Google Make Us Stupid? Overview of responses In an online survey of 895 technology stakeholders’ and critics’ expectations of social, political and economic change by 2020, fielded by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center: » Google won’t make us stupid: 76% of these experts agreed with the statement, “By 2020, people’s use of the Internet has enhanced human intelligence; as people are allowed unprecedented access to more information they become smarter and make better choices. Nicholas Carr was wrong: Google does not make us stupid.” 10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing It been a while since we’ve posted any content on using Twitter in the academic context, so this submission from Leslie Anglesey is welcomed. These suggestions are directed towards students but teachers may also glean some ideas from them. Please be sure to comment and share your own favorite ways to use Twitter in the classroom, and be sure to check out the other related articles offered below!

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