Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning I am senior lecturer in English at the University of Wolverhampton and have been an advocate for the past few years of teaching using blended learning - integrating online learning activities alongside face-to-face teaching. Two of my courses on Victorian literature feature a number of assessed online discussion forum activities. They get 100% participation - much of it enthusiastic. AP® Computer Science: Principles If you have any questions, please email Lien Diaz at email@example.com. Background and Rationale At a 2008 National Science Foundation-supported conference with the theme of "Computational Thinking and Fluency in the 21st Century," a group of the nation's leading computer scientists and educators agreed that students require increasing skills in computing across all STEM fields. Advancing U.S. students' understanding of the principles and practices of computing is critical to developing a more competitive workforce for the 21st century. Yet the number of students studying computing and computer science at both the high school and college levels has been declining alarmingly — the number of students taking the AP Computer Science Exam fell 15 percent between 2001 and 2007, while the number of college freshmen intending to major in computer science plummeted more than 70 percent this decade. Impetus for Development of Framework and Course
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6 Steps To Becoming A Better Twitter User As I began to build my personal learning network (PLN) I didn’t know a hashtag from a MT. But I knew something exciting was happening for educators on Twitter. The road to a robust PLN begins with the signing up for Twitter – then the journey begins… Who you are - I noticed that I followed people that shared a bit about who they were – and what they are interested in. 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.
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