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W200 module6

  1. 1. Educational tweeting<br />
  2. 2. Menu<br />Digitally Speaking<br />Tweeting in Schools<br />Why Teachers Should Try Twitter<br />Conclusion<br />References<br />
  3. 3. Digitally speaking <br />William Ferriter first gives some fast facts about people connecting through social media, like…<br />73% of teens online interact through social networking sites <br /> 50 million messages are posted daily to Twitter<br /> People average 500 minutes per month on Facebook<br />
  4. 4. Digitally speaking<br />Ferriter then talks about New Milford High in New Jersey where the principle is connecting to the community through Twitter and Facebook. <br /> Principle Eric Sheninger posts messages, pictures, and videos among other things to the sites to keep in touch with the schools community of educators, students and parents. <br />
  5. 5. Digitally speaking<br />"'The first step is to lurk and learn,' [Sheninger] explains.<br />I think that educators need to really investigate all of the different social media tools they are thinking of using because if they do not it could be disastrous. They need to make sure that it will be a tool that not only they will use on a regular basis but one they believe the rest of the community would be involved with on a regular basis. <br />
  6. 6. Tweeting in schools<br />Joseph Zydowsky goes through almost step by step to explain certain features of Twitter and how educators and school districts can use it to their advantage.<br />
  7. 7. Tweeting in schools<br />How can it be helpful?<br />post school closures <br />post assignment links <br />post links to articles<br />inform parents and students about tests <br />hash tags to easily find wanted information<br />
  8. 8. Tweeting in schools<br />I never really realized how helpful Twitter could be for educators, parents, students and school districts. The fact that all this information is at the finger tips of everyone that could ever want to know it is really great and useful.<br />
  9. 9. Why teachers should try twitter<br />William Ferriter discusses the benefits of twitter for teachers:<br />find information through followers <br />build an online community with other teachers <br />integrate into the classroom<br />
  10. 10. Why teachers should try twitter<br />In his twitter community, Ferriter has found that the teachers he follows can be just as helpful as those in the hallway at his own school. <br />
  11. 11. Why teachers should try twitter<br />"I’m constantly jazzed by my Twitter network because I have easy access to a stream of customized information and ideas that motivate me…"<br />After reading this I want to go straight to my twitter account and find people who are interested in the somethings I am within education so that I can constantly be in the know! <br />
  12. 12. Conclusion <br />As I read through these three articles, I came to realize that social networking, Twitter especially, can be a fantastic tool for communicating with students and parents. When I thought of Twitter, I would always think of a site that is mainly for personal and/or promotional use. Now though, I realize that there is an even better use for the site that I am some what ashamed that I did not realize it before. The whole educational community on Twitter and other social networking sites are great resources for research and just information in general.<br />I will, for sure, be going on Twitter now and searching for others that I can share my interests with and hopefully we will all learn from each other. Because that is, in my opinion, what social networking is all about. <br />
  13. 13. References<br />Ferriter, W. M. (2010, December). Digitally Speaking. Educational Leadership, 68(4), 87-88. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership.aspx<br />Ferriter, W. M. (2010, February). Why teachers should twitter. Educational Leadership, 67(5), 73-74. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership.aspx<br />Zydowsky, J. E. (2011, March). Tweeting in schools. School Administrator , 68(3), 8. Retrieved from http://www.aasa.org/SchoolAdministrator.aspx<br />