Twitter: An Educational Tool<br />Peter Bongiovanni<br />EDIM 510 Web 2.0: Impacting Learning Environments<br />Professor Traci Blazosky<br />
Professional Development<br />Enables educators to “follow” leaders.<br />Access to resources (i.e. conferences).<br />Collaboration between teachers (i.e. grants).<br />Enhance teaching skills 24/7.<br />Source:Flickr via Creative Commons license<br />
The Classroom is Everywhere<br />Learning experiences continue after dismissal.<br />All you need is an internet connection.<br />Student access via cell phones.<br />Turns a cell phone into a learning tool.<br />Source: Discovery Education<br />
Cooperative Learning Enhanced<br />Students engage in 21st century cooperative learning activities.<br />Facilitates collaboration between students.<br />Share information/resources to meet goals.<br />Ability to work together outside of classroom.<br />Source: Flickr via Creative Commons license<br />
Develop a Learning Community<br />Twitter helps keep parents informed.<br />Quick communication, no more postal service.<br />Schools publish upcoming events, news, etc.<br />Cut down on cost of paper (i.e. mass mailing).<br />Source: Flickr via Creative Commons license<br />
Educate Before Implementing<br />Twitter was frowned upon and blocked by many school districts.<br />Highlight benefits of use to school district.<br />Demonstrate proper etiquette with class.<br />Consequences for not following rules.<br />Source: Flickr via Creative Commons license<br />
References<br />Corbis. (2011). Cell phone, remote control, and battery charger [Image]. Retrieved July 25, 2011, from http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=DDE9DFA8-75A3-4BA8-8CC2-AADEEB7BEBE9&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US<br />George Eastman House. Timken Roller Bearing Co., calendar, September 1950, teacher at desk. March 6, 2009, via Flickr. Creative Commons License. Retrieved July 25, 2011, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/3333259091/<br />
References…<br />NationaalArchief. Doofstommen-onderwijs/Education for the deaf-and-dumb. September 13, 2009, via Flickr. Creative Commons License. Retrieved July 25, 2011, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/3916313590/<br />Smithsonian Institution. Letter carrier retrieving mail. May 14, 2008, via Flickr. Creative Commons License. Retrieved July 25, 2011, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/2551042476/<br />
References…<br />The Library of Congress. Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas (LOC). n.d. via Flickr. Creative Commons License. Retrieved July 25, 2011, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179121471/<br />
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