Dr Teston Final - Andre'a EmmaPresentation Transcript
For Future Teachers:
incorporating technologies to use in your classroom
by Andre’a Emma
What is twitter? “Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user's profile page.”
Twitter in the Classroom
How can it be used in the classroom?
Students can connect and communicate via twitter, group projects can be discussed and each student will have an idea of what needs to be worked on.
Twitter is a great source of collaborative projects.
The 140 character limit can help eliminate “filler” words and students can focus on the important information and the focus of the topic.
Twitter can hold students accountable on their work or their section of the topic.
The teacher can send out a message and call out to each and every student.
Video of Using Twitter in the Classroom
What is Google Docs? “ Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor , spreadsheet , slide show , form , and data storage service offered by Google . It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Google Docs combines the features of Writely and Spreadsheets with a presentation program incorporating technology designed by Tonic Systems. Data storage of any files up to 1GB each in size was introduced on January 13, 2010.”
Google Docs in the Classroom
The Pros of Using Google Docs in the Classroom
Students and teachers can decide on who can access and edit their work.
Helps promote group work and peer editing. Students can have their classmates look and edit their work with a fresh pair of eyes.
Encourages writing as a process and multiple editing can take place.
Teachers can publish announcements on upcoming assignments and due dates.
Teachers can monitor progress on any written assignment and use real time to check what changes were made.
The teacher can see who contributed what information to the assignment.
Google Docs will help students stay organized in a timely matter.
Never will have to save work - Google docs automatically save
Video of Using Google Docs in the Classroom
Twitter and Google Docs are excellent technology tools to use in the classroom. As you can see, the students and teachers can work together either in the classroom or at home and the teacher can see the progress the students are making. They can add their own comments and guide the students in the right direction with success.
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