Twitter vs Forums<br />Mady-Lou T. Santiago<br />TEED 3035<br />March 4, 2010<br />
Twitter is a free social networking and blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets....
Disadvantages of Twitter in an ESL classroom<br />Unnecessary use in class<br />Limit of 140 words<br />
Advantages of Twitter in an ESL classroom<br />Spontaneous answers<br />Activities<br />Interactions with peers<br />
FORUMS<br />Online forums allow discussions to take place over a long period. It is asynchronous. You don't have to be onl...
Disadvantages of Forums<br />Lack of spontaneity<br />No direct socializing <br />Punctuality<br />
Advantages of Forums<br />Organization<br />Competitiveness<br />Educator’s Control over topics<br />
What do I prefer in my class and why…<br />
REFERENCES<br />http://www.scribd.com/doc/2286799/Can-we-use-Twitter-for-educational-activities<br />http://www.docstoc.co...
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Twitter Vs Forums

  1. 1. Twitter vs Forums<br />Mady-Lou T. Santiago<br />TEED 3035<br />March 4, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Twitter is a free social networking and blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. <br />Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.<br />
  3. 3. Disadvantages of Twitter in an ESL classroom<br />Unnecessary use in class<br />Limit of 140 words<br />
  4. 4. Advantages of Twitter in an ESL classroom<br />Spontaneous answers<br />Activities<br />Interactions with peers<br />
  5. 5. FORUMS<br />Online forums allow discussions to take place over a long period. It is asynchronous. You don't have to be online at the same time. Participants can read and reflect on postings and seek out further information before making a response. <br />
  6. 6. Disadvantages of Forums<br />Lack of spontaneity<br />No direct socializing <br />Punctuality<br />
  7. 7. Advantages of Forums<br />Organization<br />Competitiveness<br />Educator’s Control over topics<br />
  8. 8. What do I prefer in my class and why…<br />
  9. 9. REFERENCES<br />http://www.scribd.com/doc/2286799/Can-we-use-Twitter-for-educational-activities<br />http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5649046/How-To-Use-Twitter-in-the-Classroom<br />http://education.qld.gov.au/learningplace/communication/forums/about-forums.html<br />SPECIAL THANKS<br />I have to thank Carlos Guerrero for taking time to pretend he was a teacher and listen to my ranting on about Twitter and Forums.<br />

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