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  1. 1. Using  Twitter  in  the  Classroom  SIG  Presentation  by:  Tommy  Woodward  &  Allison   Thompson    
  2. 2.   Tommy  teaches  at  Everett  High  School  in  Lansing.    Allison  teaches  7th  and  8th  grade  Social  Studies  and   English  at  Pathfinder  Middle  School  in  Pinckey,  MI.    For  this  project,  Tommy  focused  on  finding  resources,   rooting  them  in  pedagogy,  and  explaining  the   rationale  for  using  Twitter  in  the  classroom.    Allison  focused  on  organization  of  the  proposal,   aesthetic  qualities,  and  crafting  our  social  presence  in   the  online  world.      Both  Allison  and  Tommy  contributed  with  ideas,   creativity,  and  content  knowledge.    
  3. 3.   Social  media  is  an  increasingly  important  tool  that   allows  students  to  connect  almost  instantly  to  others   around  the  globe.    Integrating  the  technology  students  are  using  helps   root  the  content  in  real-­‐world  connections  and  allows   students  to  learn  and  contextualize  content  much   more  effectively.    We  want  to  use  technology  to  foster  learning,   increase  achievement,  and  expand  perspectives  on  a   quick,  easy,  and  traceable  social  medium  
  4. 4.   Use  technology  in  the  Middle  School  Social  Studies   Classroom    
  5. 5.   Increase  student  achievement,  interaction,  and   technology  literacy.  
  6. 6.   Add  relevancy  and  global  connections  to  Social   Studies  curriculum.  
  7. 7.   Expand  both  students’  and  teachers’  knowledge  bases   with  interactions  on  both  global  and  technical  levels.  
  8. 8.   We  plan  on  tracking  a  lot  of  our  progress  and   resources  through  our  blog,  which  can  be  found  here.    Annotated  list  of  resources  on  our  delicous  page,   which  can  be  found  here.    Twitter  hashtag  #atwittersss  

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