Presentation on theme: "Taking the ‘twit’ out of Twitter There’s a fantastic exchange of ideas #mfltwitterati #educhat It breaks down social barriers You can find the information."— Presentation transcript:
Taking the ‘twit’ out of Twitter There’s a fantastic exchange of ideas #mfltwitterati #educhat It breaks down social barriers You can find the information you need fast You can get input from all over the globe It keeps you up to date You can ask all those silly questions It keeps you motivated You can take part in free CPD/support It’ll open doors
To Tweet or not to Tweet... “The qualities that make Twitter seem inane and half-baked are what makes it so powerful” Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard
#pencilchat “Anything that is in the World when you are born is normal and ordinary and just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything invented between when you are 15 -35 yrs is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after 35 is against the natural order of things.” Douglas Adams
What are the potential benefits? There’s a fantastic exchange of ideas It breaks down social barriers It’s an information superhighway You can get input from all over the globe It keeps you up to date You can ask all those silly questions.. It can motivate You can take part in free CPD/support It’ll open doors
What can I do with Twitter in my class? 1.Set up a foreign language news stream & live twitter feeds 2.Connect with the community & other classrooms 3.Write a story, poem or role play 4.Live tweet field trips 5.Ask questions 6.Sync with a blog 7.Post supplementary materials 8.Take a poll 9.Play word games 10.Summarize learning
Choose your Twitter name wisely Tweets are only 140 characters long. Tweets will include your name so the longer your name, the fewer characters left for the rest of the tweet. Go for something short memorable if possible.
Who to follow? I sent a tweet during class to show the power of Twitter to 7th grdrs, We received 166 tweets from 6 continents in just 35 minutes #edchat March 13, 2012 at 11:28PM Speaking sport for the Olympics. http://t.co/qDehczgn May 16, 2012 at 05:32PM on Twitter http://t.co/qDehczgn http://www.twitip.com http://www.teachhub.com/50-ways-use-twitter- classroom
Twitter’s classroom capabilities are limited only by an educator’s imagination.