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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Twitter
Submitted by: Cecilia Brear on Jul 07, 2011
Date Last Modified: Jul 07, 2011
Title: Twitter in the Classroom
Description: Twitter is a great communication and learning tool. Students can follow the news, educational institutions, scientists, subject experts, companies and so much more. Twitter is also a great way for students and schools to communicate with their local community.
Type of Task: Group, Supervised, Teacher-centered
Time Required 5min-15min
Topics: All
Course: All
Audience: Grade School, Middle School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Teachers need to know how to navigate twitter and set preferences to protect the privacy of students (especially students under 13 years of age)
Learning Objectives: Social learning and digital communication
Text of Learning Exercise: Teachers can create a class twitter account and as a group they can follow people that are relevant to the subject they are studying. Teachers can also facilitate a group tweet at the end of a class to help the kids recap what they learned in school that day. Parents can choose to follow the class to keep up with what the kids are learning. Teaching students how to use social media as a learning tool is a perfect way to keep students using it positively and for a useful purpose.
Additional Information URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4AN4_N5N52U
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