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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Great Video Tutorials on Using Twitter in Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Great Video Tutorials on Using Twitter in Education
1- Tweet or not to Tweet 2- Twitter Search in Plain English 3- Twitter for Teachers in 15 Minutes 4- Twitter Hashtag Basics 5- Using Twitter to build a PLN 6- Using Twitter in The Classroom 7- Academic Excellence in 140 Characters

6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom [NOTE: I have published an update to this post, titled "100 Ways To Teach With Twitter". This newer post contains the links below plus a new set of articles that provide a much more robust set of resources for ideas about teaching with Twitter. I highly advise clicking through to that article. Thanks! - KW Feb 8, 2010] It has seemed to me that lately there’s been an increased level of ‘chatter’ on the Internet about using Twitter in the classroom, as a part of the learning process, so I decided to take a closer look into it. I’ll start by providing links to two articles (here is one, and here is the another), about teacher Monica Rankin using Twitter in instructional application at the University of Texas at Dallas. More ideas for using Twitter in the classroomFor those thirsting for more ideas about this tipic, here’s a few more related posts: If anyone knows of any other web postings about other teachers actually using Twitter in the classroom, please comment and let us know.

e-Anglais.com: cours d'anglais, exercices, tests, ressources, grammaire The Ultimate Guide To Using Twitter In Education Twitter seems to be here to stay. As one of the most popular ways for teachers, students, and the general public to communicate, it’s becoming a must-have tool in almost every teacher’s toolbox. However, numerous recent studies have shown that education in general has been slow to adopt social media. In an effort to speed up this adoption process, below you’ll find a boatload of resources on the past, present, and future of Twitter in education as well as some helpful guides to using the tool in the classroom. This guide is by no means exhaustive and is meant to be added to on a regular basis. To do that, Edudemic needs your help . The History of Communication The following is a guest post excerpt from Ernesto Priego of The Guardian (UK). With that in mind, the future of communication in the form of social media is examined as a way to forever alter the world of education. Read the full article on Guardian.co.uk here . The Nuts and Bolts of Twitter In Education The Twitter Experiment Dr.

How Evernote Is Revolutionzing My Classroom From 8th January – 22nd March I chose one class, my First Year class (aged 11-12) to give up using exercise books, reading books and textbooks. Instead, they would use only digital mediums that were available to them through an iPad that they were supplied with during each lesson. We are now at the halfway point of this test, and I wanted to reflect a little on what I have found so far. The first stumbling block was the fact that the iPads that they had access to were not theirs to take home – they were issued at the start of each lesson and collected in at the end. See Also: Top 5 Apps for Organizing School Work Evernote would do two of the key things I really needed – it allows my students to curate their work (which can be produced in a multitude of mediums) in an orderly, logical fashion, and, perhaps most exciting, it allowed me to observe their work as they created it, through shared notebooks. So is it worth it? The answer is, yes. Has the work improved? The summary so far…

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place. Teachers and educators around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom. Communication Twitter makes staying in touch and sharing announcements super simple and even fun. Twitter as a bulletin board: Jim Newman at Northern Illinois University uses Twitter as a bulletin board for his class, letting students know about last minute news like canceled classes. Organization Twitter’s hashtags and other tools share a great way to organize information for your classroom. Resources Use these ideas to take advantage of the vast resources that Twitter has to offer.

List of Social Media Tools Social media types are being created, identified and defined constantly. With the exception of crowdsourcing, all other social media types can be used in social learning. Many of these are new, rather than repeats from a previous post. Please be aware that this blog is not responsible for any communication/collaboration/image/video or any other item that is seen, read, viewed or heard or in any other manner, as a result of clicking on these links, which go to sites outside of this blog. Social Media type is listed first followed by an example of that media type: Social Bookmarking – Delicious - spelled often as del.icio.us Wists – social shopping with image bookmarking and creation of lists – ditch the shopping part, keep the image bookmarking and creating of lists, YoonoSocial Learning Management System (LMS) - TOPYXSocial Network Aggregator - NetvibesVlogging (Video blogging) – Blip.tv by Craig Weiss, E-Learning 24/7 (www.elearninfo.com) ** Guest Blogger **

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. The modern-day classroom has to account for a variety of learning styles in... Making ESL students feel welcome at their new school is vital to their success... 4.

Facebook Apps for eLearning Facebook has been making many inroads into education over the last few years. Many institutions are using Facebook sites to publicize events on campus, as well as to aid in their recruiting. As well, many students, instructors and administrators are using a number of Facebook applications for a wide variety of academic purposes. Recently we’ve been examining a number of Facebook apps that are relevant for educational use. If you have other suggestions feel free to add them to the list. TOPYX social LMS is a revolutionary eLearning solution that incorporates Facebook and other social networking resources right into the learning platform to enhance the learner’s experience (social LMS). 5 Unique Uses of Twitter in the Classroom Social media has found a prominent place in the college classroom. In fact, nearly 80 percent of faculty members are using social media in some way, according to a recent survey of nearly 2,000 college faculty by the Babson Survey Research Group published in April. While some platforms, such as YouTube, have been widely accepted in the classroom, Twitter has been slower to catch on as a teaching tool. In the same survey, only 2 percent of professors reported using the microblogging site—which limits posts to 140 characters—in class. Jim Newman, a Ph.D. student and instructor at Northern Illinois University, says that he uses Twitter not as a news source for his class but as a bulletin board. "[Twitter] is not something I'm going to be using to chat [with students]," Newman says. Where some college instructors use the platform to update students on classroom logistics, it offers others an opportunity for community learning. 1. 2. 3. "It was really impressive what they did," Wilson says. 4.

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