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#Edchat : a resource guide | #Twitter for educators / teachers

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Beyond a mere guide, also a toolbox full of digital tracks and trails to practice & improve teaching skills.

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60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category | ICT - TeachThought

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category | ICT - TeachThought | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category
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Tasks, methods and activities to use Twitter as a teaching tool.

Communication / Organization / Resources / Writing Skills / Twitter Exercises

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25 Essential Twitter Feeds for Higher Ed News | Online Colleges

25 Essential Twitter Feeds for Higher Ed News | Online Colleges | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

"The following Twitter feeds make for the best places to start learning more about higher education news. [...] Twitter exists, and users can follow and compile lists making it easy to read over and research the myriad perspectives filtering into the great debate. The following, listed in no specific order, make for the best places to start learning more about … uhhhh … learning."

 

 

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35 Interesting Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom

35 Interesting Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

The slide show's licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 License / the tweeting blue trumpeting bird was drawn by Matt Hamm & licensed under a CC BY-NC 2.0 License.

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How English language teachers can go with the Twitter flow

How English language teachers can go with the Twitter flow | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The search for classroom content is easier with a tweet or two...

"[...] despite criticism that Twitter only amplifies the mundane, it is a very powerful sharing community where teachers can find a constant supply of articles, website links, lesson plans, interactive games, worksheets and a whole lot more.In fact, the steady flow of resources that can arrive via Twitter could make searching on Google redundant. The danger is that Twitter could become overwhelming and, like me, you might find yourself putting limits on your use (I survive on a strict limit of 30 minutes a day) [...]"

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Languages currently spoken on Twitter | ENGLISH - Social networks

Languages currently spoken on Twitter | ENGLISH - Social networks | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

English may be the most popular language on Twitter, but there's 60 other tongues to connect in. [...]

The most popular language is English (and American English at that), but there’s 61 languages used on Twitter, which means there’s no excuse not to use it to connect with pupils right around the world.

The social media measurement company Semiocasthave created some linkbait which shows the way that language is used on Twitter across the world. English is the most popular (Twitter doesn’t have an easy ride in China, don’t forget), but after that it’s Japanes, Spanish, Malay (who knew?) and Portugese."

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Semiocast is... French ;-)

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The visuals also allow EFL learners to practise comparison, contrast, opposition, the use of comparative and superlative forms...

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10 Ways Twitter Makes You a Better Writer

10 Ways Twitter Makes You a Better Writer | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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Twitter is a relevant language teaching tool for students to learn how to be concise and focused... and check grammar and spelling. These tips may well have the little bird help your students to become eagles :-)

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Tim Burton's Cadavre Exquis

Tim Burton's Cadavre Exquis | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

A bright illustration of creative writing through tweets : Tim Burton's 'cadavre exquis' displays an interesting collaborative piece of writing :o)

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Les principaux hashtags de la communauté éducative mondiale | Twitter

Les principaux hashtags de la communauté éducative mondiale | Twitter | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

"[...] Les hashtags sont des mots-clés ajoutés par les twitterers dans leurs tweets afin de les rattacher à un flux d’échange spécifique. Ils se composent d’un caractère dièse suivi du mot-clé en question. [... Pour la communauté éducative] une sélection commentée des plus populaires permettra de trouver les meilleurs comptes et les meilleures thématiques à suivre selon ses besoins ou ses envies. [...]"

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