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@teacher RT: the world<br />Twitter as a pedagogical tool<br />by Maria Rita Drumond Viana<br />@mritateacher<br />
Twitter: the good, the bad, and the hype<br />What Twitter is not<br />it is not a chat application (though you can chat)<...
Twitter basics: how many people already use Twitter?<br />Twitter newbies:<br />account sign up<br />creating a profile<br...
Twitter for teacher development<br />virtual (and global) staffroom<br />place for reflection<br />ideas workshop<br />ins...
A look at my @mritateacher account<br />http://twitter.com/mritateacher<br />
Ideas for using Twitter with students (via EdTechatouille)<br />Class announcements<br />Notification<br />Feedback<br />R...
Student assignment #2: “Retweeting”<br />Description<br />Students find interesting tweets or websites to be posted on the...
Student assignment #3: “@ mentions”<br />Description<br />Students engage in conversation with others (can be students or ...
Student assignment #4: “Scavenger hunt by DM”<br />Description<br />Students react to tweets by the teacher, following clu...
Student assignment #5: “List following”<br />Description<br />Students choose a list of a topic of their liking and follow...
Other ideas?<br />Picture mini-commentary<br />Crazy story writing<br />…<br />
If time allows…<br />Try it! Start twittering now<br />Find me: mritateacher<br />Follow the #edchat<br />
Thank you!<br />
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This is a presentation on the pedagogical uses of twitter, designed for the training of EFL teachers.

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  1. 1. @teacher RT: the world<br />Twitter as a pedagogical tool<br />by Maria Rita Drumond Viana<br />@mritateacher<br />
  2. 2. Twitter: the good, the bad, and the hype<br />What Twitter is not<br />it is not a chat application (though you can chat)<br />it is not a blog (though it is called microblogging)<br />it is not Orkut, Facebook, or MySpace<br />What Twitter is<br />140 characters (spaces included!) posts<br />Changed from “what are you doing” to “what’s happening”<br />
  3. 3. Twitter basics: how many people already use Twitter?<br />Twitter newbies:<br />account sign up<br />creating a profile<br />Home page<br />the mechanics of posting<br />broadcasting<br />following/followers<br />Tweet talk: @, RT, #, DM<br />Twitter clients<br />Twitter users:<br />how long have you been using?<br />what do you use it for?<br />how often?<br />how do you find people to follow?<br />discuss any interesting info/blogs/lists you have found<br />FOLLOW ME!<br />Please write down usernames on a piece of paper!<br />
  4. 4. Twitter for teacher development<br />virtual (and global) staffroom<br />place for reflection<br />ideas workshop<br />instant feedback<br />education newsroom<br />access to critical friends<br />Remember, your experience on Twitter is only as high quality as the people who you follow and the information you share. (@mrslwalker)<br />
  5. 5. A look at my @mritateacher account<br />http://twitter.com/mritateacher<br />
  6. 6. Ideas for using Twitter with students (via EdTechatouille)<br />Class announcements<br />Notification<br />Feedback<br />Resource sharing<br />Connecting with other classes<br />Experts and content<br /><ul><li>Also: accountability (parents can follow too!)</li></li></ul><li>Student assignment #1: “One tweet a day”<br />Description<br />Students are required to tweet once-daily during the duration of the assignment (I’d start with a one to two-week period)<br />Topics can be set on tweets:<br />What are you doing?<br />What have you seen on your way home from school/work?<br />What did you eat today?<br />Rationale<br />Students practice specific structures and vocab (best if these can match class content)<br />Students remain engaged with the English class throughout the week<br />Writing practice<br />
  7. 7. Student assignment #2: “Retweeting”<br />Description<br />Students find interesting tweets or websites to be posted on their tweets<br />Students comment on their RTs<br />Possible topics:<br />English-speaking celebrities<br />News<br />Videos (on YouTube, for instance)<br />Rationale<br />Students have to interact with published content on authentic English<br />Because they have necessarily to comment on the RT, they have to read carefully and understand content<br />Reading and writing practice <br />
  8. 8. Student assignment #3: “@ mentions”<br />Description<br />Students engage in conversation with others (can be students or people they are following/being followed by)<br />Previous assignment can be used for source of topics or the teacher can post articles, videos, pictures etc. for students to comment on<br />Rationale<br />Students interact in written form with other people<br />Students express opinions, agree/disagree<br />Can be used with more extensive reading (articles) and followed by class discussion<br />Reading and writing practice. Oral communication.<br />
  9. 9. Student assignment #4: “Scavenger hunt by DM”<br />Description<br />Students react to tweets by the teacher, following clues and sending their answers by Direct Messages<br />Teacher posts can include sentence building exercises, riddles, vocab questions (can even include posting of pictures)<br />Rationale<br />Depending on the type of post, can be grammar or vocab practice, reading, or writing<br />Ensures students are connected and following (award extra points to the first/best answers)<br />Public posting of pictures can lead to @ mentions, which means more reading and more writing if they reply<br />
  10. 10. Student assignment #5: “List following”<br />Description<br />Students choose a list of a topic of their liking and follow it for a week<br />They RT and comment some of the best/most interesting tweets during that week<br />They produce a report of what were the main topics of discussion and what were the different opinions people had<br />Rationale<br />By choosing their list, students are more likely to be engaged<br />Commenting the RT ensures careful writing, is good writing practice and also helps organizing the report<br />Report (offline component) offers practice in reported speech, past tenses, as well as textual organization in both reading (identifying trends) and writing (making a coherent summary)<br />
  11. 11. Other ideas?<br />Picture mini-commentary<br />Crazy story writing<br />…<br />
  12. 12. If time allows…<br />Try it! Start twittering now<br />Find me: mritateacher<br />Follow the #edchat<br />
  13. 13. Thank you!<br />

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