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  • 1. Twitter: An Educational Tool
    Peter Bongiovanni
    EDIM 510 Web 2.0: Impacting Learning Environments
    Professor Traci Blazosky
  • 2. Professional Development
    Enables educators to “follow” leaders.
    Access to resources (i.e. conferences).
    Collaboration between teachers (i.e. grants).
    Enhance teaching skills 24/7.
    Source:Flickr via Creative Commons license
  • 3. The Classroom is Everywhere
    Learning experiences continue after dismissal.
    All you need is an internet connection.
    Student access via cell phones.
    Turns a cell phone into a learning tool.
    Source: Discovery Education
  • 4. Cooperative Learning Enhanced
    Students engage in 21st century cooperative learning activities.
    Facilitates collaboration between students.
    Share information/resources to meet goals.
    Ability to work together outside of classroom.
    Source: Flickr via Creative Commons license
  • 5. Develop a Learning Community
    Twitter helps keep parents informed.
    Quick communication, no more postal service.
    Schools publish upcoming events, news, etc.
    Cut down on cost of paper (i.e. mass mailing).
    Source: Flickr via Creative Commons license
  • 6. Educate Before Implementing
    Twitter was frowned upon and blocked by many school districts.
    Highlight benefits of use to school district.
    Demonstrate proper etiquette with class.
    Consequences for not following rules.
    Source: Flickr via Creative Commons license
  • 7. References
    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
    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/
  • 8. References…
    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/
    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/
  • 9. References…
    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/