Twitter is my Lifeline

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Presentation given by @thwartedmum at MFL Show and Tell event at Southampton University Wide Lane Sports Ground and Pavilion on 12th February 2011

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Twitter is my Lifeline

  1. 1. Twitter –my PLN<br />
  2. 2. Is there anyone out there?<br />Twitter – my PLN<br />Bringing ideas into the classroom<br />Organising digital resources<br />Transforming practice<br />Improving pupil engagement<br />Increasing pupil motivation<br />
  3. 3. 1. edmodo<br />http://www.edmodo.com<br />Secure learning environment<br />Set up accounts for yourself and your pupils<br />Useful for posting links you don’t want to make public, e.g. on website or blog<br />Uploading assignments and homework<br />Uploading videos etc.<br />
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  5. 5. 2. Wallwisher<br />http://www.wallwisher.com<br />Create an account<br />Set up a page<br />Set it so you can moderate comments<br />Post the link on Edmodo<br />Edit/ approve posts<br />Great for sharing vocab/ ideas<br />
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  7. 7. 3. Wordle<br />http://www.wordle.net<br />Generate word clouds<br />Ideal for lesson starters, revision, plenaries<br />Pupils can create a wordle document, take a screenshot and upload to edmodo<br />
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  9. 9. 4. Quia<br />http://www.quia.com<br />Upload vocabulary and generate games<br />Create classlists<br />Receive pupil login details<br />Track pupils' progress<br />
  10. 10. Wordsearch from Quia<br />
  11. 11. 5. Fling the teacher<br />http://www.contentgenerator.net/fling/<br />Input vocabulary<br />Generate game<br />Embed into blog<br />
  12. 12. 6. Classtools/ the Hat<br />Random word generators<br />Use to select pupils' names<br />Or use to generate random vocabulary<br />http://classtools.net<br />http://www.harmonyhollow.net/hat<br />
  13. 13. 7. Jing http://www.techsmith.com/Jing/<br />
  14. 14. 8. Dropbox http:www.dropbox.com<br />Upload your documents<br />Sync between your computers<br />No more searching for USB sticks<br />
  15. 15. Inspiration and Motivation<br />Follow mfl Twitterati blogs<br />Find out about training and CPD<br />Find links to events you couldn’t attend<br />Follow debate in mfl teaching<br />Share mfl experiences<br />
  16. 16. An online mfl dept.<br />Had a bad day? Network of advice and support<br />Practical help for classroom issues<br />Draw on experience to help others<br />Share laughs<br />
  17. 17. My blogs<br />http://languagesmc.typepad.com<br />http://annaliseadam.blogspot.com<br />
  18. 18. @thwartedmum<br />

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