黃鈺芬 林怡均 microblog
<ul><li>Twitter  is 140 character miniblog that answers the question </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; What are you doing ? &quot; ...
Function <ul><li>Microblogging tool which combines features of SMS  text messages  and  blogs .  </li></ul><ul><li>It allo...
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It’s so popular nowadays <ul><li>A lot of people are talking about it, and plenty are using it, including some presidentia...
Function <ul><li>Twitter keeps connected with a select group of colleagues and acquaintances through a shared space.  </li...
Function <ul><li>Frequent updates </li></ul><ul><li>-What am I doing? </li></ul><ul><li>-What am I thinking? </li></ul><ul...
For language teaching & learning <ul><li>Reading- </li></ul><ul><li>(a) read the incoming messages of their fellow student...
Twitter as a tool for language teaching <ul><li>Following conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Tweeting in a community </li></u...
Headline The numbers of people who follow this twitter CNN on Twitter
For language teaching & learning <ul><li>In addition to English skills, Twitter helps to create a sense of  cultural aware...
Twitter  vs.  Plurk
The benefits <ul><li>It facilitates active learning   </li></ul><ul><li>foster interaction about a given topic instead of ...
The benefits <ul><li>Relevance: Students are familiar with it. </li></ul><ul><li>Quick and simple to use </li></ul><ul><li...
Reference   <ul><li>15 Essential Twitter Tools & Application   http://www.1mainstreet.com/15-essential-twitter-tools-appli...
Reference <ul><li>Twitter for language learning </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/AvatarLanguages.com/twitter-fo...
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  1. 1. 黃鈺芬 林怡均 microblog
  2. 2. <ul><li>Twitter is 140 character miniblog that answers the question </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; What are you doing ? &quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. Function <ul><li>Microblogging tool which combines features of SMS text messages and blogs . </li></ul><ul><li>It allows users to send very short messages (known as “ tweet ”) to each other that are also readable by the rest of the web. </li></ul>
  4. 4. tweet
  5. 5. It’s so popular nowadays <ul><li>A lot of people are talking about it, and plenty are using it, including some presidential candidates, well-known celebrities. Also news agencies have a Twitter profile, such as CNN, which posts new headlines with links to the full stories. </li></ul><ul><li>In February 2009, Twitter had more than 7 million visitors , among whom many tweachers and twudents (teachers and students using the technology) worldwide who got into the habit of sending and receiving “Tweets” (i.e. messages in Twitterspeak). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Function <ul><li>Twitter keeps connected with a select group of colleagues and acquaintances through a shared space. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter makes people stay in touch virtually anywhere because it can work with either cell phones or a PC. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter builds online communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Function <ul><li>Frequent updates </li></ul><ul><li>-What am I doing? </li></ul><ul><li>-What am I thinking? </li></ul><ul><li>Conversational writing </li></ul><ul><li>Connect students beyond class </li></ul><ul><li>Unique & practical communication </li></ul>
  8. 8. For language teaching & learning <ul><li>Reading- </li></ul><ul><li>(a) read the incoming messages of their fellow students. </li></ul><ul><li>(b) “Follow” some major news organization like BBC , CNN , etc. with your students, and have your students select Tweeted stories to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing- </li></ul><ul><li>(a) The students are asked to leave one Tweet question each before the beginning of or during a lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>(b) Write summaries based on reading or listening activities and send the message to at least two other people in the class. </li></ul><ul><li>(c) start an opening for a story to all followings, and then ask them to continue the story in tweets, collaborating with previous tweets. </li></ul>Having all students sign up for Twitter accounts and follow each other including following the instructor.
  9. 9. Twitter as a tool for language teaching <ul><li>Following conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Tweeting in a community </li></ul><ul><li>Correcting Tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter conversation in class </li></ul>
  10. 10. Headline The numbers of people who follow this twitter CNN on Twitter
  11. 11. For language teaching & learning <ul><li>In addition to English skills, Twitter helps to create a sense of cultural awareness and acquiring cultural competence via the interaction with native speakers of English and the usage of English speaking Web-services </li></ul>
  12. 12. Twitter vs. Plurk
  13. 13. The benefits <ul><li>It facilitates active learning </li></ul><ul><li>foster interaction about a given topic instead of simply listening to an instructor and taking notes </li></ul><ul><li>It can increase metacongitive works or help teacher realize what the students think about the lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>think about and reflect on one’s own learning </li></ul><ul><li>It gets students thinking critically about the meat of their message. </li></ul><ul><li>It increases the feeling of community among people. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The benefits <ul><li>Relevance: Students are familiar with it. </li></ul><ul><li>Quick and simple to use </li></ul><ul><li>Distinctive communication style </li></ul><ul><li>Conversational writing </li></ul>
  15. 15. Reference <ul><li>15 Essential Twitter Tools & Application http://www.1mainstreet.com/15-essential-twitter-tools-application/ </li></ul><ul><li>How To Use Twitter in the Classroom http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5649046/How-To-Use-Twitter-in-the-Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Web2.0 Primer for Newbies http://web20primer.wetpaint.com/page/Twitter+in+the+Classroom?t=anon </li></ul><ul><li>7 things you should know about twitter http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7027.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Twitteracy in the Classroom http://apaceofchange.edublogs.org/2007/08/08/promoting-twitteracy-in-the-classroom/ </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Internet Technologies for Education http://www.emergingedtech.com/2009/06/6-examples-of-using-twitter-in-the-classroom/ </li></ul><ul><li>The twitter blog of CNN breaking news </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/cnnbrk </li></ul>
  16. 16. Reference <ul><li>Twitter for language learning </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/AvatarLanguages.com/twitter-for-language-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter and Microblogging for Language Learning </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/AvatarLanguages.com/twitter-and-microblogging-for-language-learning?src=related_normal&rel=2254197 </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter </li></ul>
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