CI 350 Class
@ci350class : Following the class twitter page was the most helpful out of
the other four twitters I chose to follow. This twitter page remained strictly
focused on educating and informing students. In the photo provided below,
you can see that every post had to do with our class. It provided much
information on the modules we were completing and learning as well as the
pillars we were researching. I will continue to follow our class twitter page
because it has helped me by informing me of things I did not know and by
reminding of things that I may have forgotten!
@datruss :I actually and surprisingly did enjoy following David Truss.
Although not all of his tweets were devoted to education alone, he made
things fun and interesting which allude to how his class must be ran. A
teacher that can make learning fun and exciting for a student is a successful
teacher. What really caught my eye with Truss were his videos and pictures.
I started going through all of his past posts of videos and pictures and they
almost all had to do with 21st century education and making learning fun.
Below is a clipping of just some of the photos from his timeline. As you can
tell, it seems that Truss also used something similar to our Secondlife
@stumpteacher : He is a teacher who has won teacher of the year. Winning
that award and accomplishing that feat is no easy task, so he must do a
great job at teaching and getting the students involved. Josh Stumpenhorst
was constantly posting new tweets and informing people. One of his recent
posts was actually on 21st century education. It was through his twitter that
I realized that teachers can use twitter as a way of communicating ideas and
aspirations. Two of the other twitter names that I chose to follow for this
assignment also follow him; this signifies to me that he must post very
informative things due to the fact so many other professionals follow him.
Below is one of his tweets that focuses on similar things that we have
@shannoninottawa : Shannon Smith is the last name that I have chosen to
follow. Her twitter is not restricted to just school topics, but many of her
posts discuss and acknowledge the creation of a twitter page solely for
educational use. Some of her posts did happen to include many ideas that
teachers can use. One is posted below. With the recent death of Nelson
Mandela, teachers took famous quotes of his, wrote them largely on paper
and hung them around the walls. Students could get involved in this by
researching Madela, finding famous quotes of his and discovering their
meanings, and turning it into a project. This is just a suggestion, but I like
how she did not solely rely on her own information. Smith retweeted most of
her educational tweets to spread learning techniques, styles, and ideas.