Twitter puede ser de gran ayuda al docente en muchas maneras. Es fácil encontrar ideas que nos ayuden a empezar a utilizarlo en clase; después de echar un vistazo aquí y allá, se nos ocurren algunas ideas para despertar inquietudes.
Por un lado, recordemos que los 140 caracteres presuponen capacidad de seleccionar y sintetizar lo que verdaderamente es interesante. Crear un hashtag supone elegir un tema y crear una pequeña comunidad que está interesada en ese tema, posiblemente con ideas interesantes que aportar, además tiene la ventaja de que no es una conversación como tal, por lo que puedes hacer una aportación y ver la reacción de tu “grupo”, con ideas que lo mejoren, retweets o likes, lo que supone que puedes estar contribuyendo con cosas interesantes y que ayudan. No pasa nada si alguien te corrige, te lleva la contraria o no piensa como tu, porque eso también enseña. Lo ideal es buscar gente interesante de verdad a quien seguir y que de verdad sea enriquecedor.
Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. Most educators come into contact with it for the first time through a negative experience – a disciplinary action involving students or even peers. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as …
Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP. Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using WhatsApp. There are three main obstacles to…
Doing work that matters. All students should be able to be part of that. No longer working for the teacher’s wastebasket, students across the world are connecting and sharing like never before. They are led by teachers unafraid of the world but who escort their kids out to meet the future. While a recent poll […]
Social Media can Play Numerous Meaningful Roles in the “Design Thinking” Classroom Many educators believe that their primary purpose isn’t necessarily to teach their students facts and figures, but to teach them how to think and solve problems. As part of
YouTube is well known for its vlogs, viral videos, and product reviews. However, it’s also an amazing platform for eLearning. Most of your online learners are watching and subscribing to channels on a regular basis. Why not give them the knowledge and skills they need using a social media platform they already use? eLearning tutorials, demos, and task walkthroughs are just some of the eLearning content that you can upload to your YouTube channel. In this article, you will discover the 3 key benefits of creating an eLearning YouTube channel, as well as 4 simple steps you can follow to launch one of your own.
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