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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


Learning in the classroom1
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."


Teaching outside the classroom1
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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