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Teaching with Twitter


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Ideas for using Twitter in the classroom. Put together for the Ash Manor and Farnham Heath End Twilight INSET.

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Teaching with Twitter

  1. 1. This presentation and links to all software and ideas will be available on my blog:<br /><br />Connect your device to our WiFi:<br />Teaching with Twitter<br />
  2. 2. T<br />Follow us:<br />Steve Clarke@fhesbusiness<br />Jack Marsh @geogmarsh<br />Sessionhashtag#ashfhes<br />
  3. 3. E-Safety<br />“Social Media is dangerous, so don’t use it”<br />“Social Media is dangerous, so here’s how to use it safely”<br />
  4. 4. Wiffiti Display screen<br />
  5. 5. Getting started with Twitter:<br />
  6. 6. Why use Twitter?<br />Twitter can be used in education for:<br />Subject news <br />Setting homework tasks<br />Fun enrichment tasks e.g. #Tweets4Sweets<br />Educating students to use social media sensibly<br />Course reminders<br />Discussion<br />Voting/polling<br />AFL<br />Video streaming/’snow day’ lessons<br />CPD/PLNs <br />
  7. 7. Embed Twitter Feeds in your VLE/blog<br />
  8. 8. Silent Tweet Debate <br />Q) Should schools bring back corporal punishment?<br />Post your view<br /> reply to at least one other person<br />Retweet a tweet that you agree with<br />Remember to use #ashfhesin all tweets<br />
  9. 9. SAP tools<br />Twitter tools for PowerPoint:<br />
  10. 10. PowerPoint Twitter Feedback SlideUse Presentation Mode to view, Click this header to give mouse control back to PowerPoint, change slide, etc. Check the “alternate format” to see more tweets!<br />© SAP 2009 / Page 10<br />
  11. 11. Twtpoll<br />
  12. 12. Embed polls in your VLE or blog<br />
  13. 13. Publish your own newspaper<br />
  14. 14. Embed Paper-li<br />
  15. 15. Twitcam<br />
  16. 16. Twitcam Embedded in VLE<br />
  17. 17. Create a mock twitter account<br />
  18. 18. Twitter for Professional Development<br />CPD<br />PLNs<br />Collaboration<br />
  19. 19. Communication:<br /><ul><li>Questions
  20. 20. Homework
  21. 21. Blog reminders
  22. 22. Articles of interest to pupils that we might not get to study in lesson time. </li></ul>Never an excuse!<br />Rewards and incentives for quickest and most accurate responses. <br />
  23. 23. Twitter – collaboration and communication. CPD<br /><ul><li>Engaging and creative learning activities
  24. 24. Support from other HODs/teachers/educational specialists
  25. 25. Motivation to support learning through social media</li></ul><br /><br />
  26. 26. One Hundred & Forty!<br />In no more than 140 characters, tweet the most useful thing you have gained from this session. <br />Don’t forget to use #ashfhesin all tweets (that leaves you with 132 characters)<br />