Collaborating and communicating with blogs – Teaching using Web Tools for Educators Reading before writing All my students write blogs. And all the student blogs are listed on my blog. You will find them to the right if you scroll down. The Wired Campus - Professor Encourages Students to Pass Notes D Cole W. Camplese, director of education-technology services at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, prefers to teach in classrooms with two screens — one to project his slides, and another to project a Twitter stream of notes from students. He knows he is inviting distraction — after all, he’s essentially asking students to pass notes during class. Teaching Teachers to Tweet - EdTech Researcher UserID: iCustID: IsLogged: false IsSiteLicense: false UserType: anonymous DisplayName:
iTeach Third: Using Social Media to Assess Learning Hey everyone! I am really excited to share with you all something I have recently started doing in my classroom that my students LOVE! Sometimes, I want a quick grade, something meaningful to put in stations, or an exit ticket...but.. I want my students to really enjoy doing it. I decided to create a few different social media sheets that my students can create to tell me what they have learned about. This is a quick and easy way to informally assess their learning!
The Twitter Experiment at UT Dallas Monica Rankin's Home Page Some general comments on the “Twitter Experiment” by Monica Rankin (UT Dallas) There has been a lot of interest in the “Twitter Experiment” video posted by Kim Smith chronicling my U.S. History class at U.T. FRONTLINE: digital nation: watch the full program I wanted to wait a bit because it seemed like it'd be more interesting to listen to all of you. There used to be a name for what I was doing, "lurking" -- it dates back to a very different time in the net's history, when usenet and mailing lists were the main forms of communication. It was hard to talk about lurkers then, for the obvious reason that no one knew much about them; it hasn't gotten much easier since. The idea of lurkers has all but vanished now, buried by a succession of ways to try and slice and dice them: "eyeballs," pageviews, users, subscribers, friends, followers, etc, etc. I think these changes are relevant in this context because Doug's initial questions put a lot of emphasis on expression: participation and activism on the one hand, and a concern that "social networks" (as if there were any other kind) might be diminishing the quality of people's engagement, on the other. That's good and bad.
Pinterest in the Classroom This week, I'm linking up with the Secondary Smorgasbord to talk about Pinterest in the classroom. Thanks to Darlene Anne Curren and Pamela Kranz for hosting! There are so many uses for Pinterest out there. I have a board for each subject that I teach and use them to plan units. Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool Facebook may be the social medium of choice for college students, but the microblogging Web tool Twitter has found adherents among professors, many of whom are starting to experiment with it as a teaching device. People use Twitter to broadcast bite-sized messages or Web links and to read messages or links posted by others. It can be used as a source of news, to listen to what people in certain groups are talking about, or to communicate with experts or leaders in certain fields. Marquette University associate professor Gee Ekachai uses Twitter to discuss what she's teaching in class with students and connect them with experts in the field of advertising and public relations. Instructor Linda Menck, who also teaches at Marquette, encourages students to include social media as a strategy in marketing campaigns for clients. Twitter is helping these professors build community in their classes in a way that appeals to some members of a Facebook-addicted generation.