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Learning with . witter. Two articles. CNN.com "Twitter finds a place in the classroom" by Dan Simon http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/06/08/twitter.school/index.html?iref=allsearch eSchoolNews.com "How Twitter can be used as a powerful

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two articles
Two articles

CNN.com

"Twitter finds a place in the classroom"

by Dan Simon

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/06/08/twitter.school/index.html?iref=allsearch

eSchoolNews.com

"How Twitter can be used as a powerful

educational tool" by Alan November and Brian Mull.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/07/13/how-twitter-can-be-used-as-a-powerful-educational-tool/?

outline
Outline
  • Learning in the Classroom (CNN)
    • Example
    • Pros and cons
  • Teaching Outside the Classroom (eSchoolNews)
    • Example
    • Pros and Cons
  • Connecting Globally (eSchoolNews)
    • Example
    • Pros and Cons
learning in the classroom
Learning in the Classroom

Example: Enrique Legaspi\'s 8th grade class

  • BYOT and IWB
  • Student responses and feedback
  • Specific assignments
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Learning in the Classroom

ProsCons

  • Involves shy students
  • Can highlight certain comments
  • Decreases effects of "digital divide"
  • No speaking and listening skills
  • Innapropriate comments
teaching outside the classroom
Teaching Outside the Classroom

Example: Geometry teacher Mrs. Caviness

  • Connected to students
  • Baseball scenarios

"Can you write the warm-up question for tomorrow that goes with this cup? Include volume somehow."

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Teaching Outside the Classroom

ProsCons

  • Students engaged in real-context learning
  • Models a positive use of social media
  • Increases effects of "digital divide"
  • Does not benefit in-classroom learning
connecting globally
Connecting Globally

Example: Brian Mull and Egypt 2011

  • Researched protest with #Egypt and #Jan25
  • Posted question; got response from Egyptian woman
  • Skype interview
connecting globally1
Connecting Globally

ProsCons

  • Research any current event
  • Brings social studies to life
  • Opportunity to teach safe interactions through social media
  • Not guaranteed a global response
  • May expose students to questionable content
highlights
Highlights

Using Twitter

  • Encourages student engagement
  • Teaches students beneficial use of

social media

  • Extends classroom outside of school
pitfalls
Pitfalls

Using Twitter

  • Decreases time spent on speaking and listening
  • Can increase effects of "digital divide"
my opinion
My Opinion
  • Sparingly use Twitter for in-class responses
  • Cater out-of-classroom learning to student population
  • Make good use of exploring current issues via Twitter during classroom time
questions to consider
Questions to Consider
  • Which context do you think is most feasible and useful? Will you use Twitter this way?
  • How much social media use is too much? Can you use it too much?
  • Besides social studies and math, what other content areas can benefit from Twitter and how?
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