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Once blocked, Twitter becomes a classroom tool | eSchool News | eSchool News

Twitter and other social media are becoming commonplace in schools across the nation Taxation, representation and slavery were up for debate recently at Wauwatosa West High School, where juniors engaged in a multi-day, in-class simulation of the first Constitutional Convention in 1787. With a modern twist.

100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty

Twitter may have started off as a fun social media site for keeping up with friends and sharing updates about daily life, but it's become much more than that for many users over the past few years as the site has evolved and grown.

Twitter University: Bridging the Gap Between the Academe and the Students

There's a divide between the academe and students, and it can't be more obvious in their social media activities. While the students have been utilizing different social networking platforms, most universities are still struggling to determine its use. In this technological age, adapting to changes and innovations is important for universities to learn more about their students.

How to Use Twitter to Study for the SAT

@CollegeXpress is great twitter handle to follow when you are researching schools and filling out applications! Fun and interesting blogs about schools all over the country are published every day, as well as fun contests, such as a Q&A with Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes!

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

Dr. Seuss, the writer and illustrator behind children's classics The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Lorax, would have turned 110 on ...

What Is A Hashtag? How To Use Hashtags On Twitter & Social Media

I was recently a keynote speaker at a tourism conference and I was really surprised at how many people were asking the question, "What is a hashtag?" Hashtags have become so integrated into our use of social media, I can easily see how any newcomer would be confused by some of the antics people get up to in their posts.

Twitter Support for Educators and Parents

Still don't have a Twitter teacher in your school or district? If not, don't worry. Educators have two new supports when it comes to learning the ropes of Twitter: A new online support community called #Nt2T for new teacher Twitterers A five-part Twitter 101 eCourse aimed at getting the novice social media user up and connected And no purchase orders are necessary.

Twitter Chats for Education & Moderators Who Rock

Are you new to Twitter chats or Twitter in general? Twitter chats are when people gather together and discuss a certain subject. In education, they are viewed as a PLN--Professional Learning Network. Educators meet and swap thoughts, articles, materials, and expertise by adding the "#" hashtag and the name of the Twitter chat.

7 Effective Ways to Engage on Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May 9, 2014 Twitter is one best social networking platforms for building personal/professional learning communities and for engaging with others in discussions around similar interests. Creating a community on Twitter is as easy as creating a hashtag and sharing it with others. The power of hashtags lies in the fact that they build community around content.

Jerry Blumengarten: The Connected Educator’s Cybrarian

Jerry Blumengarten @cybraryman1 talks with Vicki Davis about using technology in the classrooms. He asserts he would connect students with any technological tool he could, and finds embedding technology in learning is important to today’s teachers. He talks about the Genius Hour, the flipped classroom, and the maker movement.

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter

Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. Whatever skill level you may be, Twitter is downright fun and worth your time. So here's a useful guide that we curated from Edudemic's archives in an effort to put something together that was a bit easier to read than random blog posts.

Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom

This handful of resources provide about 100 different ideas for, and examples of, using Twitter in the classroom. It's been almost 8 months since I published the post, "6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom", about uses of the popular micro-blogging tool in the instructional setting.

If no one is looking at your Twitter account, it could be for a couple of reasons.

Most organizations or schools feel that jumping on the social media bandwagon is something that they should do because it is becoming the norm for others. If you think that Twitter is just about tweeting, you are missing a huge cultural shift that is happening. Too many people use Twitter as a "one-way" communication.

5 important things beginners on Twitter need to know

I'm pretty active on Twitter. I've made some amazing contacts and developed some important relationships there. It's a very serious part of my social media marketing strategy too. I feel pretty comfortable there now.

30 Education Innovators Worth Following On Twitter

Yesterday, we wrote about the latest Forbes list of '30 Under 30′ in the education field. You may already follow some of them, or the companies they've founded or work for already. But if you don't here's the chance to beef up your Twitter list with interesting folks.

Teacher's Visual Guide to Creating Twitter Lists ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 10, 2014 A Twitter list is a curated group of Twitter users and a great way to organize your interests. You can use them to categorize and organize tweets into different categories relevant to the information you are seeking. You can for instance create a list about educational technology and add to it Edtech tweeters you follow.

5 simple steps every Twitter user should take to prevent disaster

Companies and organisations feel increasingly compelled to use an 'institutional' Twitter account now - not all quite understand why, but plenty are doing it. Some use it for corporate communications, some to try and innovate in the way they engage with their customers and audiences.

Best Twitter Accounts to Follow for Education & Places to find Edu Tech Info

I am a big user of Twitter - my handle is @otusHull- and I am trying to grow my list of people to follow. Does anyone follow anyone that is a must read? I have found that Twitter has been a great place to help make my 1:1 iPad classroom better. I am constantly searching for ways to improve my classroom for my students.

Hashtags, Twitter Chats and TweetDeck for Education

Twitter chats are one of the best ways for educators to connect with other educators, exchange and debate ideas, ask for help and provide assistance, find new resources and take action. The challenge is that Twitter chats can be overwhelming and confusing for educators new to Twitter because they can be fast paced.

THE Journal

Education Twitter chats take place when a group of educators "meet" on Twitter at an agreed upon time, using an agreed upon hashtag, to discuss topics of interest in education. Twitter chats range from small discussions with only a few participants to huge conversations with dozens or even hundreds of educators taking part!

New Wonderful Twitter Guide for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 18, 2014 As I have repeatedly stated in several instances here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, online social networking remains one of the powerful routes to any effective and sustained teacher professional development plans. Social networks open up a whole new horizon of promising opportunities for on-the-go and at-any-time learning.

School-Wide Twitter Chats

New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.

- Twitter as a Creative Outlet

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

Using Twitter As A Learning Tool - eLearning Industry

Twitter is a powerful social media tool used for micro-blogging and social networking. The fact that it is easy to access and simple to use, makes it a powerful tool to include in your eLearning toolkit. So, why not use Twitter as a learning tool?

Bringing Twitter to the Classroom

Highlighting vocabulary words; underlining passages; drawing stars and smiley faces in the margins-these are the hallmarks of ninth grade English class. Students are encouraged to interact with the text, almost holding a conversation with it, so they can be prepared to comment and discuss.