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If you had to work on this project individually, you would already have started working. You don't have to wait for your team to get started. Look at the kinds of information you need to research and then do a Google Search. Try combination of the following keywords: twitter, education, classroom, definition, advantages, disadvantages,

 

Using Twitter in the Classroom

50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Education

Videos for twitter in education

How One Teacher Uses Twitter in the Classroom

Twittering about Learning: Using Twitter in an Elementary School Classroom

TwitterPacks

Twitter--Wikipedia article (check out the references for more sources--just make sure they relate to education)

 


Definition:

Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user's profile page. Tweets are publicly visible by default; however, senders can restrict message delivery to just their followers. Users may subscribe to other users' tweets—this is known as following and subscribers are known as followers.

All users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, compatible external applications.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

The in-text citation is not formatted in MLA format.

 

People use Twitter to communicate, to ask questions, to ask for directions, support, advice, and to validate open-ended interpretations or ideas by discussing with the others. Twitter has mashed up personal publishing and communication, the result being a new type of real-time publishing.

 

A very popular instant messaging system that lets a person send brief text messages up to 140 characters in length to a list of followers. Launched in 2006, Twitter was designed as a social network to keep friends and colleagues informed throughout the day. However, it became widely used for commercial and political purposes to keep customers, constituents and fans up-to-date as well as to solicit feedback.

http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=Twitter&i=57880,00.asp  The in-text citation is not formatted in MLA format. 

 

Why don't you pull together the information in the three quotes above and from watching the video below and come up with a definition that fits for educators?

 

 


 


Advantages:

It can be used for conferences, news, recruiting, marketing, networking, and also for fun. It's a social networking site to keep in touch with people in your past, present, and future. (Twitter).

 

Twitter has so many advantages for teachers and students to keep the line of community open. Twitter can help student to get to know their classmates. Twitter is also good so student that are intimate by asking a question in class, it keeps students from having that stage fright feeling. Teacher can also send out tweet reminders about test and other class assignment.

Teachers can use twitter as a tool to find the main and important talk in the world because the news only gives people the board spectrum. (http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/06/08/50-ways-to-use-twitter-in-the-college-classroom)  The in-text citation is not formatted in MLA format. 

 

 

Messages can be sent and received via cellphone(SMS)  How is this an advantage for educational uses? Please explain.

 

 


Disadvantages:

Twitter is the number one site for spammers, having to filter out your lists from time to time is time consuming.

Twitter is addictivein-text citation not formatted correctly

 

 

 

There is always some risk when it comes to the internet (capitalize Internet). Predators that are on the internet to harm others or pretending to be friend you so they may try to get peoples information may, come back to harm. It can also be a back biting match, or even watch wreak where people getting killed. We also know the time we waste constantly tweeting and following others.

http://www.ehow.com/list_6019460_disadvantages-twitter.html

in-text citation not formatted correctly


Examples of Classroom Uses:  

Teachers can explore ways to use different technology in their classes. Twitter is one way we can use and introduced technology. Teacher and student can keep in contact with each other through tweets and do not even have to exchange phone numbers. Group assignment can really be easier to get in contact with your teammates. Teacher can make sure they do not hear the words teacher always hear “I did not know we were having a test today” by sending out test announcements. Students and teacher can send out brainstorming ideas after class (FYI).

"50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | Teaching and Learning Excellence." Teaching and Learning Excellence |  in-text citation not formatted correctly

 

 

 

Collaboration across schools, countries (for example, students can leave

phone-tweets as they come across real-world examples of what they are studying in the class.

ht t p:/ / adl .unap.ro/ el se/   in-text citation not formatted correctly  This is a cut and past because the formatting is wrong. 

 

Teachers can use twitters in classroom for discussion. Discussing the events of the day, chose one to focus on, and brainstormed details. Utilizing twitter in the classroom has also taught the students to see their lives and activities as worth sharing. http://www.essentialschools.org  in-text citation not formatted correctly

 

 


Resources for Classroom Use: 

 

Twitter is one of the strongest tools used (used for what?). With twitter, we can share knowledge from teacher to teacher or even student to teacher. Just imagine we can even tweet class all over the world. Twitter around the world that can be taught in Classrooms. It also can give us the latest and greatest breaking news for classrooms. http://www.teachersfirst.com/spectopics/twitterforteachersin-text citation not formatted correctly  Changed to first person (we) from third person (teachers, they)

 

By following other educators’ tweets, teachers can keep up with the latest trends, news, and happenings in education, as well as communicate with fellow educators. Twitter can be used to review lessons and remind students what is going to be covered in class that day or the next. 

Educators are finding ways to use Twitter,helping students crystallize thoughts, focus attention, and  make connections that weren’t possible a few years ago.

http://www.nea.org/home/32641.htm  in-text citation not formatted correctly

 

 

 

 

 


References:

 

"50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | Teaching and Learning Excellence." Teaching and Learning Excellence |  Sponsored By: the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning, and DoIT     MLA Formatting incorrect

 

Academic Technology. Web. 01 Feb. 2011. <https://tle.wisc.edu/solutions/engagement/50-ways-use-twitter-classroom>.  Who is the author? What is the name of the article? When was it written? What is the name of the web site? What is the name of the sponsoring organization? Academic Technology has nothing related to the hyperlink provided.  Don't include a 0 in the date--should be just 1 Feb 2011.

 

Http://thetalentbuzz.com/2008/05/6-benefits-of-using-twitter-as-a-news-networking-and-marketing-tool/. Web. 29 Jan. 2011.

 

Miranda,, Kay. "The Disadvantages of Twitter | EHow.com." EHow | How To Do Just About Everything! | How To Videos & Articles. Web. 02 Feb. 2011. http://www.ehow.com/list_6019460_disadvantages-twitter.html    Don't include | to separate items.  check punctuation  include date written. If you can't find the date, then put n.d.  If there is a copyright date at the bottom, put the most recent year for the date

 

TeachersFirst: Twitter for Teachers Resources." (This is the title of the article--put in quotes) Untitled Document. Web. 02 Feb. 2011. http://www.teachersfirst.com/spectopics/twitterforteachers.cfm  copyright date at the bottom = 2011.  Put the hyperlink in <>

 

"Teaching Resources." Organize Your Resources in an Online Binder - LiveBinders. Web. 01 Feb. 2011. http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit/2127  Where is this referenced in the article above? What does it have to do with Twitter? And I didn't find anything when I accessed the web page.

 

"Twitter — Sala Da Ana." Web Hosting Provider - Bluehost.com - Domain Hosting - PHP Hosting - Cheap Web Hosting - Frontpage Hosting E-Commerce Web Hosting Bluehost. Web. 01 Feb. 2011. http://www.anadominguez.org/blog/twitter/  The web hosting is not the sponsor. This is a blog post. See the Valencia College reference for how to cite a blog post

 

"Twitter for Faculty - Learning & Teaching Tips - CELT." Humboldt State University. Web. 01 Feb. 2011. http://www.humboldt.edu/celt/tips/twitter_for_faculty/  formatting incorrect  missing information

 

Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <http://twitter.com/about  formatting incorrect  missing information

 

"Twitter." Wikipedia. Web. 02 Feb. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter>.  missing information (How to cite Wikipedia. Check this reference for a step-by-step on citing Wikipedia. The only difference is that you italicize instead of underline now)  If you look at the page today, it was last modified 10 Feb. 2011--so new information has been added.

 

"PC Magazine.", http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=Twitter&i=57880,00.asp Web.02 Feb. 2011

The name of the article is "Twitter."  no author  The name of the site is PCMAG.COM Encyclopedia. The name of the sponsoring site (at the bottom of the page--The Computer Language Company, Inc. The copyright is 1981-2011, so you would be 2011 as the creation date.  Watch you spaces between items. The hyperlink is at the end of the citation in <> no period at the end.

 

Comments (11)

sharon minter said

at 4:04 pm on Jan 28, 2011

Hello Catrina, Angela and Brenda how are we going start our group project. I want to make sure I put some input in to help in what ever we need to get the job done. So when is the best time to work on this I available anytime. Thank you Sharon.

Angela Torres said

at 11:31 pm on Jan 28, 2011

Hi Sharon. Im Angela. I'm starting to understand our whole part of this assignment but also have too many questions. Can you send me your number in an email so we can talk sometime? I don't care if it's tomorrow but we need to start on this assignment. Im available anytime too. Mondays and Wednesdays I have school but it would be nice to meet up even and work on this together. Starbucks has wifi and i have a laptop. Let me know. ok. Thanks.

Gayla S. Keesee said

at 8:27 am on Jan 30, 2011

Remember, if you E-mail each other to include me in the correspondence. That way I can keep track of participation and even answer questions.

Gayla S. Keesee said

at 9:19 am on Jan 29, 2011

I posted contact information in Bb. See the TLR Wiki Sign Up Sheet. The link is at the top of the page.

Gayla S. Keesee said

at 8:26 am on Jan 30, 2011

These do not count as references:
http://twitter.com/about
http://thetalentbuzz.com/2008/05/6-benefits-of-using-twitter-as-a-news-networking-and-marketing-tool/
http://ezinearticles.com/?Disadvantages-of-Using-Twitter&id=5093036

I don't know where the information that has been included came from. That is the purpose of in-text citations.

Gayla S. Keesee said

at 3:44 pm on Feb 1, 2011

They do count as references; they are just not in MLA format and I don't know what they refer to.

Catrina McKeithan said

at 1:24 pm on Feb 1, 2011

Hello everyone

I'm just know finding the correct wiki page so please excuse my tardiness. I'm excited about this assignment I believe I understand the task but any more input would be great. The best way to contact me is by email since I work full time and have school on my plate. My email is checked daily and I can respond A.S.A.P.

Angela Torres said

at 10:49 pm on Feb 5, 2011

Hey catrina its been a long week. Im lost on this whole citiation thing and I feel overwhelmed. I don't get it and how to cite the work that the instructor has given us to fix. Any ideas?

Gayla S. Keesee said

at 3:46 pm on Feb 1, 2011

Trina: Since you are a registered user of this wiki, you should receive notifications of changes made to the wiki sent to your E-mail. That means that any comments or edits made to this page will go to you so you can keep up. Therefore, I would prefer that all communication be conducted through the wiki. Add comments or simply click the EDIT tab and start adding text, images, videos, etc.

Gayla S. Keesee said

at 8:31 pm on Feb 2, 2011

Need to recheck the MLA formatting on the references. Also, these need to be actually referenced in the body of the article; they aren't just the resources accessed. Within the body, you will use in-text citations that refer the reader to the full bibliographic information in the References/Works Cited area. Check this website for examples of in-text citations: http://library.duke.edu/research/citing/within/mla.html

Angela Torres said

at 10:48 pm on Feb 5, 2011

So for example in our text area where we added information, we need to go back to our page that we found the facts from and add the work cited area in there at the end of our findings?

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