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  • 1. Menu • Slide 1- Title Slide • Slide 2- Menu Slide • Slide 3-5- The Pro’s and Con’s of texting and IM. • Slide 6-8- Ten ideas for getting started with 21st century teaching and le • Slide 9-11- 25 ways to teach with Twitter. • Slide 12-Conclusion • Slide 13-Works Cited Page
  • 2. The Pro ’s and Co n’s o f Te xting Aha Moment • “text messaging and instant messaging have become so widely used by teens that teachers have noticed a drastic change in writing habits.” • Not all texting is negative, however the positive seems outweighed by the negative. • A British study found kids who text scored higher on tests like reading and
  • 3. The Pro ’s o f Te xting • Parents can used it to find their kids or arrange for a ride. • Used to instantly communicate. • Teachers use it in the classrooms. • Students use texting and text speak to help with class work.
  • 4. The Co n’s o f Te xting • Texting while driving causes serious injury and death. • Decrease in writing skills. • Cheating during tests, distractions and disruptions in class, spreading rumors.
  • 5. 10 Ideas for Getting Started with 21st Century Technology Aha Moment • “The mistake some people make is believing educators instantly need to become producers of websites, blogs, wikis etc.” • It is no longer actable for educators to not have a social network. • Teachers have to learn to function in these environments.
  • 6. 3 Ideas for Getting Started • Innovation Integration Plan, there has to be a good plan when introducing technology into the classroom. • Standards- Become familiar with the ISTE’s technology standards for teachers and students. • Get ideas on how to enhance the curriculum with technology.
  • 7. 3 More Ideas for Getting Started • Join a social network. It is no longer acceptable not to for educators. • You can find some great education blogs to help you. • Make sure any site you and your students visit is safe form virus’ and predators.
  • 8. 25 Ways to teach with Twitter25 Ways to teach with Twitter Aha MomentAha Moment • ““When you think ofWhen you think of Twitter as a micro-blogTwitter as a micro-blog you will find that Twitteryou will find that Twitter can be a valuable tool forcan be a valuable tool for professionalprofessional development.”development.” • You can scheduleYou can schedule meetings or set up ameetings or set up a tweet-up.tweet-up. • You can join a teachingYou can join a teaching Twib.Twib.
  • 9. 3 Ways to Teach with Twitter3 Ways to Teach with Twitter • Teachers can ask forTeachers can ask for recommended books,recommended books, lesson ideas, andlesson ideas, and teaching tools.teaching tools. • Ask for other teachersAsk for other teachers opinions.opinions. • Celebrate or beCelebrate or be informed of events.informed of events.
  • 10. 3 More Ways to Teach with3 More Ways to Teach with TwitterTwitter • Link to a web video,Link to a web video, website, or, or booklist. • Start a book club forStart a book club for the students so theythe students so they can ask youcan ask you questions about thequestions about the books their reading.books their reading. • Share stories andShare stories and experiences withexperiences with other teachers.other teachers.
  • 11. ConclusionConclusion • Technologyisabigpartofourworld.IncreasinglyitiswormingitsTechnologyisabigpartofourworld.Increasinglyitiswormingits wayintooureverydaylife.Idon’tknowwhatI’ddowithoutmyiPodwayintooureverydaylife.Idon’tknowwhatI’ddowithoutmyiPod oriPadforaday.ThismeansasfutureteacherswemustbeawareoriPadforaday.Thismeansasfutureteacherswemustbeaware ofthewaysthattechnologywillbecomepartoftheclassrooms.ofthewaysthattechnologywillbecomepartoftheclassrooms. WemustbeuptodateonthesetechnologiessothatourWemustbeuptodateonthesetechnologiessothatour studentscangetthebestpossibleeducationfromus.studentscangetthebestpossibleeducationfromus.
  • 12. Works CitedWorks Cited • Loftis, K. (2009, January 08).Loftis, K. (2009, January 08). The pros and cons ofThe pros and cons of texting and imtexting and im . Retrieved from. Retrieved from • Nielsen, L. (2009, August 14).Nielsen, L. (2009, August 14). Ten ideas for gettingTen ideas for getting started with 21st century teaching and learningstarted with 21st century teaching and learning .. Retrieved fromRetrieved from • Cole, S. (2009, June 4).Cole, S. (2009, June 4). 25 ways to teach with25 ways to teach with twittertwitter . Retrieved from. Retrieved from