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Twitter for education - 8 tips.

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  • for education 8 tips
  • Twitter ranks as the # 1 learning toolSourceJane Hart.Top 100 tools for learning 2012. survey participants: 582 learning professionals worldwide.
  • Source minute 16.
  • Tip # 1Follow people
  • Find people with great knowledge in your area of interest and follow them.Sources, # 41!/who_to_follow
  • 36% of tweets are worth readingSourceSurvey with 1,443 users who rated the quality of 43,738 tweets.
  • Source
  • Using Twitter is like sitting next to the smart kids in class. Amanda DykesSource
  • Great teachers acknowledge that teaching is a learning experience – no matter how experienced they are. Sir Michael WilshawSourceWhat is a great teacher., minute 6.
  • Experience. Sense. Feel. Experiment. Watch. Try things out. Observe. Do things. Listen. Think. Reflect, absorb, understand. Conclude/generalize/conceptualize.Adapted from Kolb.
  • Tip # 2Retweet
  • Retweet someone elses tweet that you find interesting.Source
  • ExampleSource
  • Tip # 3Post links
  • Post a link to, for example, an article / blog posting / presentation.Source
  • Twitter is a way of growing the community around blogs.Source
  • Example of grading for tweetsSource:
  • Tip # 4Ask questions
  • The use of Twitter encouraged cooperation among students. Students used Twitter to ask each other questions.SourceStudy by R. Junco, G. Heibergert & E. Loken.
  • To connect with students, ask open questions.Sources
  • SourceSteven Herder: “What is a teacher?”International Teacher Development Institute webinar, December 17th, 2011.
  • Some students, who were engaged in academic discussions via Twitter, also forged interpersonal relationships.SourceStudy by R. Junco,G. Heibergert & E. Loken.
  • Tip # 5Reply to / comment on tweets
  • Source:
  • Twitter broadens the conversation beyondthe confines of classroom, allowing for otherswho also may have insights and resources toshare to be included in the conversation. Jason RhodeSource
  • Source
  • Deliberate Unexpected education education Formaleducation How Informaleducation also can be used
  • Tip # 6Follow a hashtag #
  • To follow information that people post about, for example, an event or topic, write the # for the event in the Twitter search box. Example: #flipclassSources
  • Tip # 7Try out new things
  • SourceAndrew Churches.
  • Creativity Equality Curiosity Helpful Freedom HonestyExperimentation Forgiving Love Variation Friendship Daring Ambition Tradition Individualism FamilyCompetition Discipline Dominance Conformity Control Security Power Clean
  • Source:
  • High accountability Initiatives taken by education participants Low Highcreativity creativitySource Low accountabilityDavid Wees.
  • Thank you very much in advance for any donationyou choose to make to show your appreciation.PayPal: