Teach Like You Tweet: Moving from I Teach to iTeach


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Using Twitter and PLNs teach students to conceptualize, think, and write in 140 characters. Formatively assess students and reteach them to customize learning and ensure competence. This session will use tech tools to implement Common Core Standards, thereby meeting the "deliberate, fewer, clearer and higher" articulated skill set students need.

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Teach Like You Tweet: Moving from I Teach to iTeach

  1. 1. 1 Teach Like You Tweet! Move From I Teach to iTeach! NC Association for Middle Level Education Auditorium I 10:30-11:30 NC Goals 1 and 2: NC public schools will produce globally competitive students, led by 21st Century professionals  Acquire an understanding of social media tech tools and PLNs in the classroom  Explore communicating in 140 characters or less!  Explore digital media standards and teaching students  Reference points provided for additional uses integrating technology  Have fun being a digital learner! WHAT NOTES  Introductions Opening Activity Why PLNs? Knowledge of yourself Knowledge of your students Backchannel for today’s engagement:  Ask/answer ?s  Gauge interest  Extend  Rate https://todaysmeet.com/ncafmle201 4 Good Ways to Use TodaysMeet in Your Classroom-R. Byrne http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/04/three- good-ways-to-use-todaysmeet- Brent Anderson Susanne Long List 10 things you know from the picture. (A differentiation strategy) "This Isn't Happiness™ (Social Media Explained (with Donuts)), Peteski." This Isn't Happiness. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2013. Reflection Points: 7 Ways My Classroom is Better Because I Connect (How Twitter time pays off in the classroom) Young, Joan. "7 Ways My Classroom Is Better Because I Connect." EdSurge. N.p., 23 Sept. 2012. Web. 15 Oct. 2013. https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-09-23-7-ways- my-classroom-is-better-because-i-connect 1. New ways to solve problems 2. Learn from collective wisdom 3. A growth mindset 4. Students impact the w through a collaborative projects and global connections 5. Students learn from entrepreneurs and see themselves as critical reviewers 6. Students receive inspirational feedbacks 7. Keep perspective and avoid burnout Everything we do needs to be purposeful and specific- Please remember formative assessment and content should drive everything we do. Our handouts can also be accessed at: http://ncafmleteach.weebly.com/
  2. 2. 2 in.html#.UjpLM8Y3tsQ Byrne, Richard. "Free Technology for Teachers: Three Good Ways to Use TodaysMeet in Your Classroom." Free Technology for Teachers: Three Good Ways to Use TodaysMeet in Your Classroom. N.p., 25 Apr. 2013. Web. 17 Oct. 2013. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy http://digitallearningworld.com/blooms-digital- taxonomy-pyramid Roberts, Clive. "Blooms Digital Taxonomy Pyramid | Digital Learning World." Digital Learning World. N.p., 24 Feb. 2012. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. Principles of Teaching Media Literacy WEAVERS in Common Core! 1. Media messages are produced for particular purposes and are “constructs.” 2. It expands the concept of literacy- and encompasses both analysis and expression. 3. Media literacy is an ever evolving continuum of skills, knowledge, attitude and actions. 4. Media literacy develops informed, reflective and engaged participants essential for a democratic society. 5. Media is a part of culture. 6. Affirms that people use their skills, beliefs, and experiences to construct their own meaning from media messages. Or in other words…… -We must teach students to ask specific questions to gain a deeper understanding. -We need to help students make connections between comprehension and inference also in visual media. -We must teach students how to make informed decisions. -We have to teach students to look beyond “Late Breaking News or Gotcha” news. -We must teach students the social and political implications & perspectives. (and avoid doing harm) -It is about teaching students to make informed choices. As an intro to Twitter: Paper Tweets http://www.perpetualkid.com/paper-tweet- notepad.aspx What Can You do with Paper Tweets?  Begin with digital etiquette  Teach fact or opinion  What makes a “favorite” a “retweeet”, etc.?  Collaborative activities-searching hashtags  Tweet from differing global lens  Edit or revise others tweets  Promote school/club or social awareness activities  Title/summary of good books  Learn to be clear concise 140 characters Don’t forget to post the paper tweets for others to view!
  3. 3. 3 Wikipedia-PLN, a personal learning network is an informal learning network that consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from in a personal learning environment. In a PLN, a person makes a connection with another person with the specific intent that some type of learning will occur because of that connection. Why Twitter at all? Building your/student PLNs…. Teaching students to be deliberate and specific….140 characters or less through Media Literacy….formatively assessing and reteaching. TweetDeck-dashboard app at your fingertips to manage your Twitter accounts TwitPic-Share your photos and videos as they happen. TweetChat-is a public conversation centered around a specific hashtag. (A hashtag is the (#) pound symbol placed before anyword.) # TweetChat allows you to connect you with people talking about similar things. .The Complete Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Education http://www.teachthought.com/twitter- hashtags-for-teacher/ "The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education." TeachThought. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2014. Why?  Promote a social media presence/build a community  Promote collaboration/hundreds learning at one time  Instant feedback Twitter Fall-is a website designed to let Twitter uses know of upcoming trends and patterns. -You can use the advanced search functions to display tweets by topic or use lists to display tweets only from specific Twitter accounts. Twitterverse: “The cyber space of Twitter. This naturally extends beyond twitter.com to anywhere you can twitter, which includes cell phones.” Remember-“You are what you tweet!” Or Facebook, or post, …. Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account is an application that allows you to collect tweets and curate them manually or automatically into a newspaper-style format. Think how this could be used to create a class, grade level or school news. Can be shared daily on a Twitter account.
  4. 4. 4 How Can I Use Twitter in the Middle School Classroom 1. Follow an author or famous person 2. To teach math properties 3. To teach grammar rules 4. To make predictions 5. Write an alternative ending 6. To hypothesize/predict in science 7. To extend the conversation 8. To answer in a character’s voice 9. To make global connections 10. To make an impact-service learning 11. Goal setting 12. Compare and contrast activities 13. Track a hashtag 14. Tweet about upcoming due dates 15. Sync with a blog 16. Connect classrooms 17. Design backgrounds/visual arts 18. Post classroom updates 19. Speak through a “character’s” voice from a novel 20. Create an ongoing story or poem 21. Post pics or videos 22. Solve riddles or logic problems 23. Join an educational chat 24. Check out TweetStats 25. Express in Common Core “I Can”statements 26. Post a motivational daily quote! Digital Exit Cards- The key skill in the ability to communicate in an effective, concise, compelling manner. The “fewer, deeper, clearer” standards of Common Core!
  5. 5. 5 “Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome!” –B. Ferriter http://www.teachingquality.org/content/t echnology-tool-not-learning-outcome Ferriter, Bill. "CTQ." Technology Is a Tool, NOT a Learning Outcome. N.p., 11 July 2013. Web. 23 Aug. 2013. Happy Teching and Tweeting!