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Material:

How To Use Twitter in the Classrom: Stand Alone Instructional Resource

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Melissa Benoit (Teacher (K-12)), Nov 07, 2012
Comment:

I really enjoyed your StAIR. Last year was the first year I experimented with Twitter in the classroom. And I did it more as voluntary thing with my blended class. The only way I used it was to tweet homework assignments. I liked that you gave the basics like how to sign up, what the different elements were called, and how to actually use the site. Even as a Twitter person (I have a personal one, school one, and Master's class one), I still felt like I was learning some new information and reviewing content. It seemed easy to use and I liked that it let me skip things I already knew and click on things I needed more help with. That's a great way to format your StAIR, especially with professionals who want to embrace the content. I liked that there were arrows and blue boxes to really highlight what you were talking about. As someone who is familiar with Twitter I was fine with the information. However, it may be a bit much for someone new to it. A few slides had a lot of text and several choices to click. It didn't hinder my use of the StAIR at all. I also liked at the end there were additional resources and your contact information. I would definitely reference the StAIR again and even use it to give myself a refresher before I taught it to my students or other colleagues.

Technical Remarks:

One of the last slides listed the different content areas and gave ways to use Twitter in that content area. I was anxious to click on the Language Arts one, so I could get some ideas for my class. However, the different content areas weren't hyper-linked.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes