Twitter Rocking Your Students’ Learning

Khitam Al-Utaibi
iEARN-Jordan Representative
6th Annual “Shaping The Way We Teach...
Session Agenda
{90 minutes}
# Activity

Time

1 Introduction to some uses for Twitter in education

5

2 Teaming up the pa...
Main Objectives
• Learning by doing the know how to use Twitter in

educational setting for language arts
• Experience the...
What Twitter IS
A. What is Twitter? … is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to
communicate and stay connected t...
Teaming
Sociability

Adjustment

Prudence

Learning
Approach

Interpersonal
Sensitivity

The Hogan Personality
Inventory
d...
Terminology You Must Know About Twitter
Round 1/ Idioms
#t1alc14
1. Piece of cake
• when someone says that the assignment they
just finished was a piece of cake, ...
Round 1/ Idioms
#t1alc14
2. Costs an arm and a leg
• It would be a strange world we lived in if
buying that fancy shiny pu...
Round 1/ Idioms
#t1alc14
3. Hit the nail on the head
• This idiom has to do with doing or saying
something that is precise...
Round 1/ Idioms
#t1alc14
4. Describe the bold!
a. He was all ears when his boss a. {Listening carefully}
talked.
b. His co...
Round 2/ Images
#t1alc14
1. The Metropolitan Museum of
Art
Located in New York City,
Where is it located?
New York, USA
It...
Round 2/ Images
#t1alc14
2. Define Twitter • Twitter is an online social networking
and microblogging service that enables...
Round 2/ Images
#t1alc14
3. Describe the image.

• Ayah from the Holy Quran,

• Calligraphy,
• Manuscript
Round 3/ Inspiration
#t1alc14
To whom would you write this message, and with
who you want to get back together?
Twitter as a searching tool
By word
Word with use of @
Word with use of #hashtags
Search exercise
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
When applied to student learning…

Social
To be accepted by other students

Self-esteem
Respec...
Psychological Need!
An inherent source of motivation that
generates the desire to interact with the
environment so as to a...
Social Media Fulfilling Social And Psychological
Needs
The Three Rs and the Four Cs
Core Academics

• Reading
• Writing
• Arithmetic

21st Century Skills

• Critical thinking &
...
21st Century Learning Environments
6th Annual “Shaping The Way We Teach” Conference
“Meeting the Social and Psychological Needs of our Students: The Shifting...
Thank you 
Email: iearnjordan@aol.com
Twitter: @khitamah
iEARN-Jordan Facebook Page
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  1. 1. Twitter Rocking Your Students’ Learning Khitam Al-Utaibi iEARN-Jordan Representative 6th Annual “Shaping The Way We Teach” Conference “Meeting the Social and Psychological Needs of our Students: The Shifting Roles of Teachers in the Classroom” #twitter #education #socialpsychologicalneeds American Language Center January 24th , 2014
  2. 2. Session Agenda {90 minutes} # Activity Time 1 Introduction to some uses for Twitter in education 5 2 Teaming up the participants according to teams according to Hogan Personality Inventory 5 3 Each team is no more than 3 people. 5 4 Our assigned #hashtag for the session to track the tweets #t1alc14 4 5 Tweeting idioms in classroom. Teams will tweet their answers on five to ten common idioms in English. 35 6 Each team summarizes main ideas inspired from the activity on the white board 7 7 How to use Twitter as a searching tool. 7 8 “Meeting the Social and Psychological Needs of Students and how the Shifting Roles of Teachers in the Classroom” change the way learning occurs 12 9 Wrapping up the session with Q&A 10
  3. 3. Main Objectives • Learning by doing the know how to use Twitter in educational setting for language arts • Experience the class interaction through team work, verbal communication, etc. • Twitter as a search tool
  4. 4. What Twitter IS A. What is Twitter? … is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers. … is ‘digital communication’. … is network formed around a shared interest. www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk B. How Can I Use Twitter? You have 140 characters (including spaces) to say what you have to say. You can ‘follow’ people and what they say, they can follow you and what you say. You can connect with anyone, for any reason, at any time. www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk C. Terminology Tweet : an individual post. RT (Retweet) : re-telling someone else’s tweet. @username : open message to specific person. Message : Direct message a follower (private) #Hashtag : Use Hashtag to group & track discussions (conference, seminar, classroom activity, etc.) www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk
  5. 5. Teaming Sociability Adjustment Prudence Learning Approach Interpersonal Sensitivity The Hogan Personality Inventory describes normal, or bright-side personality – the strengths and weaknesses people display when they are at their best. Bright-side personality characteristics dictate to which psychological role an individual will be drawn. Ambition Inquisitive The HPI measures normal personality along seven primary scales: Adjustment: confidence, self-esteem, and composure under pressure Ambition: initiative, competitiveness, and desire for leadership roles Sociability: extraversion, gregarious, and need for social interaction Interpersonal Sensitivity: tact, perceptiveness, and ability to maintain relationships Prudence: self-discipline, responsibility and conscientiousness Inquisitive: imagination, curiosity, and creative potential Learning Approach: achievement-oriented, stays up-to-date on business and technical matters
  6. 6. Terminology You Must Know About Twitter
  7. 7. Round 1/ Idioms #t1alc14 1. Piece of cake • when someone says that the assignment they just finished was a piece of cake, it does not mean that their professor gave them a red velvet cupcake for their midterm paper, what piece of cake actually means is that something is very easy to complete.
  8. 8. Round 1/ Idioms #t1alc14 2. Costs an arm and a leg • It would be a strange world we lived in if buying that fancy shiny purse literally required us to chop off our body parts to give as tribute to the Louis Vuitton gods. When something costs an arm and a leg it actually means that something is very expensive.
  9. 9. Round 1/ Idioms #t1alc14 3. Hit the nail on the head • This idiom has to do with doing or saying something that is precisely right. If you don’t understand this, just think about that sweet feeling you get when you swing a hammer at a nail and hit it perfectly.
  10. 10. Round 1/ Idioms #t1alc14 4. Describe the bold! a. He was all ears when his boss a. {Listening carefully} talked. b. His comments threw a wet blanket on the discussion. b. {discouraged} c. If you understand c. {One} immediately what someone is trying to say, they might say to you "Got it in ___ ."
  11. 11. Round 2/ Images #t1alc14 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Located in New York City, Where is it located? New York, USA It is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world, with the most significant art collections.
  12. 12. Round 2/ Images #t1alc14 2. Define Twitter • Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 140 characters. Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. The default settings for Twitter are public, anyone can follow anyone on publicTwitter. To weave tweets into a conversation thread or connect them to a general topic, members can add hashtags# to a keyword in their post.
  13. 13. Round 2/ Images #t1alc14 3. Describe the image. • Ayah from the Holy Quran, • Calligraphy, • Manuscript
  14. 14. Round 3/ Inspiration #t1alc14 To whom would you write this message, and with who you want to get back together?
  15. 15. Twitter as a searching tool By word Word with use of @ Word with use of #hashtags Search exercise
  16. 16. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs When applied to student learning… Social To be accepted by other students Self-esteem Respect between students and between students and the teacher
  17. 17. Psychological Need! An inherent source of motivation that generates the desire to interact with the environment so as to advance personal growth, social development, and psychological well-being. Based on Reeve (2009, pp. 142-143)
  18. 18. Social Media Fulfilling Social And Psychological Needs
  19. 19. The Three Rs and the Four Cs Core Academics • Reading • Writing • Arithmetic 21st Century Skills • Critical thinking & problem solving • Communication • Collaboration • Creativity and Innovation
  20. 20. 21st Century Learning Environments
  21. 21. 6th Annual “Shaping The Way We Teach” Conference “Meeting the Social and Psychological Needs of our Students: The Shifting Roles of Teachers in the Classroom” Twitter Rocking Your Students’ Learning American Language Center January 24th , 2014 Scoring Sheet Questions Answers Score
  22. 22. Thank you  Email: iearnjordan@aol.com Twitter: @khitamah iEARN-Jordan Facebook Page

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