For Future Teachers:incorporating technologies to use in your classroom
TwitterWhat is twitter?“Twitter is a website, owned and operatedby Twitter Inc., which offers a socialnetworking and microblogging service,enabling its users to send and readmessages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 charactersdisplayed on the users proﬁlepage.”( " w i k i p e d i a " )
Twitter in the ClassroomHow can it be used in the classroom?Students can connect and communicate via twitter, group projects can be discussed and eachstudent will have an idea of what needs to be worked on.Twitter is a great source of collaborative projects.The 140 character limit can help eliminate “filler” words and students can focus on the importantinformation and the focus of the topic.Twitter can hold students accountable on their work or their section of the topic.The teacher can send out a message and call out to each and every student.
Video of Using Twitter in the Classroomhttp://youtu.be/6WPVWDkF7U8
Google DocsWhat is Google Docs?“Google Docs is a free, Web-based wordprocessor, spreadsheet, slide show, form, anddata storage service offered by Google. It allowsusers to create and edit documents online whilecollaborating in real-time with other users. GoogleDocs combines the features of Writely andSpreadsheets with a presentation programincorporating technology designed by TonicSystems. Data storage of any ﬁles up to 1GB eachin size was introduced on January 13, 2010.”( " Wi k i p e d i a " )
Google Docs in the Classroom The Pros of Using Teachers can publish announcements on upcoming assignments and due dates. Google Docs in the Teachers can monitor progress on any written Classroom assignment and use real time to check what changes were made. The teacher can see who contributed what information to the assignment.Students and teachers can decide on who canaccess and edit their work. Google Docs will help students stay organized in a timely matter.Helps promote group work and peer editing.Students can have their classmates look andedit their work with a fresh pair of eyes. Never will have to save work - Google docs automatically saveEncourages writing as a process and multipleediting can take place.
Video of Using Google Docs in the Classroomhttp://youtu.be/gH_Zsu8_S7U