Using Twitter in lectures, classes and workshops Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies The Social Academy Getting Started Getting started with Twitter Accessing and using Twitter The Basics Building Community Communicating with others Sharing links and resources Keeping up to date Problem solving Serendipitous learning Presentations, Events, Classes & Training Using the backchannel at an event Incorporating the backchannel in a presentation Live presentation streaming Lectures, classes & workshops Feedback and quizzes Micro-Learning Micro-learning Daily micro-learning Synchronous learning Other activities Collaborative writing Brainstorming Scavenger hunts Serious games Running a book club Managing multiple accounts & networks Synching Twitter with other networks Managing multiple Twitter accounts & networks Scheduling tweets Reading List 200+ articles about Twitter for Learning Twitter application list Micro-blogging and Twitter apps Coaching & Workshops to support this Guide in your organization available from Social-Media-Coaches
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. 1. One of the simplest ways that teachers can use Twitter in the classroom involves setting up a feed dedicated exclusively to due dates, tests or quizzes. 2. Subscribe to different mainstream and independent news feeds with different biases as a way to compare and contrast how different perspectives interpret current events and issues. 3. Set up an interesting assignment requesting that students set up Twitter for education lists following feeds relevant to their career goals and keep a daily journal on any trends that crop up along the way. Field trips can still be used as powerfully effective teaching strategies,... We look at how using art therapy can help adolescents express how they feel in... 4.
In-Class Tweeting in a Large Lecture Class « The PR Post January 30, 2010 by Tiffany Gallicano With encouragement from Dawn Gilpin, I decided to introduce in-class tweeting to my class hashtag in my Media and Society class. Below is a slidecast I shared with the Teaching Effectiveness Program at the University of Oregon about my experiences with using in-class tweeting. I discuss benefits of in-class tweeting and recommendations for presenting in-class tweeting to students. As mentioned in the slidecast, I share a video with my students to open a discussion about Twitter and the importance of conversation. You can find the video I show here. Additional Resources 50 Ways to Use Twitter in a Large Lecture Classroom Tweeting in Class Live Tweeting Makes Learning More Lively Like this: Like Loading...
Twitter-in-the-English-Classroom News: Tweeting in Class DENVER — Do Twitter skeptics really believe the popular microblogging service offers no educational value, or are they just afraid of it? For W. Gardner Campbell, director of the Academy of Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, there is no question that fear of straying from the status quo has inhibited the development of Twitter as a teaching tool. “I go to conferences like Open Education 2009, and I come back with T-shirts like this: ‘Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute,’ ” he said Wednesday at the annual Educause conference here. “And all it adds up to is more punishment at the hands of well-meaning, sometimes, but ultimately self-preserving institutional structures.” While some higher ed officials — including nearly everyone at Wednesday's debate between Campbell and Bruce Maas, CIO of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee — use Twitter for fun, many balk at the idea of incorporating it into the classroom. Interested in Technology Issues? It’s also a data-gathering resource.
@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. See some of their first tweets below: #Nick - Excited about moving out East. #Daisy - Can’t decide between the white dress and the other white dress. #Myrtle - That sign down the road is creepy in the morning. The use of Hashtags modernizes the novels core meanings and brings a completely different sense of understanding to students.
Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Teachers Take to Twitter Published Online: September 21, 2009 Published in Print: October 1, 2009, as Teachers Take to Twitter By Josh Cohen When Tom Barrett, a 4th grade teacher in Nottinghamshire, England, wanted to spice up a math lesson on probability, he didn’t turn to his department colleagues or a professional organization. Instead, he looked to the micro-blogging tool Twitter. Before class, he sent out a message to his followers on Twitter, asking them to report the chance of snow that day in their area. The responses came from Australia, Scotland, Korea, the U.S., and elsewhere, providing a variety of probability data to work with. “I was delighted to use this networking technology in this way and it was great to finally execute what I had long conceived to be possible in my head,” Barrett wrote on his blog, ICT in the Classroom. Barrett is not alone. Better than Google? Ferriter says Twitter has become a regular part of his planning process. • Begin by following people you already know and trust.
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: Twitter's 140 character limit ensures that English is practiced in bite-sized bits.Students can discover information about any topic, especially popular culture topics.Students can receive bite-sized tips on English learning via Twitter. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Aim: Twitter lesson to practice English taking advantage of Twitter Activity: Introduction and continuing Twitter communication activity to help students use Twitter on a regular basis to improve English communication skills Level: Low-intermediate to advanced Outline: Get up to speed on Twitter if you are not familiar with the service. Follow-up Activities
Twitter, un vecteur de contacts réels ! Twitter, un vecteur de contacts réels ! Posted by dpndll on 8 décembre 2010 · Un commentaire La conférence Tice2010 se termine : elle fut riche en échanges très diversifiés. En effet, contrairement à ce qui se passait quelques années auparavant, établir des contacts dans ce type d’évènements devient nettement plus facile. Pourquoi ? De plus en plus lors de conférences ou colloques, les organisateurs proposent aux participants de twitter en insérant un hashtag dédié. Que se passe-t-il ensuite ? Durant les divers ateliers, de nombreux tweets permettent de suivre les exposés : le jeu consiste alors à découvrir qui se trouve derrière les divers pseudos ! Ces interactions ne se sont pas limitées aux twitters présents dans les salles ! Ce document a été créé avec Tweetdoc : je ne connaissais pas encore cet outil et c’est grâce à un tweet que je l’ai découvert (merci à @PedagoLu). Parmi les outils liés à Twitter, Twitterwall.me permet de créer un "mur" de tweets lors d’un événement. Like this:
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. “How Twitter Saved my Literature Class: A Case Study with Discussion.” (2011). More than anything else, what distinguishes a great class from an adequate class is the attitude of the participants. In order for such a course to exist, in order for this transformational learning to take place, the instructor and students together must face down an array of obstacles and distractions. Perhaps recent research in industrial psychology could help us understand what motivates our students. I had this question in mind as I was preparing for a short fiction class for 30 undergraduates that I taught during the summer of 2009 at the University of California, Davis. In effect, I decided to run my literature class like the student-centered writing classes that I teach in computer classrooms. I first encountered Twitter as a journalist. Why during that time?