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This is an outline I created for a secondary BEd class at Acadia University. The presentation was about Twitter, education and networking. …

This is an outline I created for a secondary BEd class at Acadia University. The presentation was about Twitter, education and networking.
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  • 1.
  • 2. The Twitter Basics
    Purpose
    The value of Twitter:
    - making meaningful connections
    Twitter and Education
  • 3. What does this all mean?
    Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text messaging posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.
    A social network servicefocuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others.
    Microblogging is a form of multimedia blogging that allows users to send brief text updates or micromedia such as photos or audio clips and publish them. These messages can be submitted by a variety of means, including text messaging, instant messaging , E-mail, digital audio or the web.
    Derived from Wikipedia
  • 4.
  • 5. Why should we use Twitter in the classroom?
    Twitter and Education
  • 6. communication
  • 7. How can teachers use Twitter in the classroom?
    Teachers are always trying to combat student apathy and at the University of Texas, History Professor, Monica Rankin, has found an interesting way to do so using Twitter in the classroom.
    Rankin uses a weekly hashtag to organize comments, questions and feedback posted by students to Twitter during class.
    Rankin then projects a giant image of live Tweets
    in the front of the class for discussion and
    suggests that students refer back to the
    Messages later when studying.
    Results: students are participating in classroom
    Discussions and making meaning of their
    Learning experiences.
  • 8. The Twitter
    Experiment
    Questions for consideration:
    Do you think this is a useful strategy?
    How could you use it in your own content area?
  • 9. Finding value in Social Networking
    Making meaningful connections
  • 10.
  • 11. How have I used Twitter to network and add
    value to my purpose?
    Sharing knowledge:
    - reading articles.
    - discussing ideas.
    Connecting:
    - Finding like minded individuals.
    - Finding people who substantiate or provide insight in areas of interest.
    Supporting my purpose:
    - I use Twitter as a forum for education, philanthropy, music, writing,
    Social Media and more!