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Establishing A Twitter Routine In Your Classroom

Establishing A Twitter Routine In Your Classroom (Twitter #Educación RT @edwaves: Establishing A Twitter Routine In Your Classroom http://t.co/ZLS1DUQmhH #goodtimes)...

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Interesting

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 26, 2013 7:16 AM

Nice inforgraphic which makes it really easy to show others the value 

Linda Ashida's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:30 PM

Great infographic on using Twitter in classroom, including Diagram re Bloom's Taxonomy and using Twitter to reflect analysis, critical thinking.

Mark Solomons's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:40 PM

Quality guidelines and will certainly help me as I try to increase the use of Twitter in my lessons.

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Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom

Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
How can you use twitter for learning? How can you use hashtags in the classroom? It's very simple, really.

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Melita Ryland's curator insight, April 24, 2013 10:28 PM

Great for critical thinking because in twitter you only have so many characters so you will have to decide what is the important info you are trying to say in limited space...

 

Here are some examples for Hashtag usage in the classroom.

1. Class Discussions

2. Use them to aggregate discussion on content

3. Use them as a class messaging system

4. Use them for mentoring

5. Keep them brief

6. Create them early

7. Be strategic

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Reconceptualising interactional groups

Shona Whyte:

 

Here's a very practical discussion of group formation for second language interaction by Judith Rance-Roney in the English Teaching Forum 2010.  It begins with some second language research supporting the importance of interaction for language acquisition, then looks at a variety of ways of grouping students to maximise their learning opportunities.  It's based on ESL for higher education in the US, but applicable to foreign language contexts also for the most part.

 

I've picked out some do's and don'ts which I think are valuable:

 

DO
- consider fixed groups, saving planning time and allowing learners to get to know each other

- also consider a roster of groupings, to make different groups for different tasks/topics

- group students by proficiency; keep a class list ordered by language level for quick reference

- assign roles to group members: leader, scribe, reporter, vocabulary monitor, time monitor

- allow 5 minutes' study time for learners to absorb new language or instructions before group work begins

 

DON'T
- feel bound to make groups of equal numbers: put 3 quiet students together so that they have to participate, but 6 louder students so they have to take turns

- consistently mix high and low proficiency learners: the stronger students will dominate

- always group by affiliation: learners who do not know each other well accomplish more on-task learning

- always avoid grouping same-L1 learners together: L1 discussion can be helpful and code-switching can lead to greater analytic depth


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 28, 2013 1:50 PM

I scooped this a while back and when I went back to find it, discovered the document had disappeared.  But this is another link to the same document.

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20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

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20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

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Very, very interesting and controlled !! 

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Glw9879's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:36 PM

Great ideas for  the use of social media in meaningful ways. Highlights the need to be critical and shows how social media can be used for different purposes. 

Michelle Higgs's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:07 AM
I've been wondering how to implement Twitter in a controlled manner, thanks!
khodge55's curator insight, April 28, 2013 11:21 AM

Though I do not have a Twitter, I find this very interesting.  I think that if teachers did end up using this the kids who do have a twitter would get more involved in the assignment, but I'm not sure what they'd do with the kids like me would do during this lesson.  Overall,  I think this is a really cool and unique idea that could probably done with other social networking sites aswell.