Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Twitter and Me

After a few days of experiencing twitter and its resources, such as tweet deck, within the classroom. It  has helped me see that online tools, social networking, and many other forms of technology can be beneficial in the classroom. I found that using twitter to communicate gave us to collaboratively share information, such as our chapter two twitter quiz, was beneficial to all who participated to see different views of the questions.
This may seem odd, a quiz on twitter, and it was odd to me at first as well. But once we started going, the whole class had many opinions and different views on the questions that were asked. We were able to collaboratively work from a network of answers and place them into our small group response.
Twitter can aid in many classrooms with conversations in school, as well as at home. With the access students have to twitter can allow them to pop in a conversation for questions, discussions on topics as well as obtaining events and important dates.
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14 comments:

  1. Nice including how dates and events can be utilized with twitter, u can also include how you would use social networking with school in the future maybe when you start teaching

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  2. I agree that Twitter can be a great teaching tool. Another point that you could make is that it is a great way to informally keep parents in the loop.

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  3. I also found that Twitter could be a very useful tool to collaborate with other students on quiz questions. I think that along with having students on Twitter, parents should also be involved. I like the idea of using Twitter to announce deadlines and such but I feel like the tweets could get lost and the students might not notice them.

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  4. I have just recently grasped that using technology tools such as twitter would be useful in the classroom. At first taking this class I was confused how it would work but I am understanding that it will be useful! I really liked how you used a hyperlink for tweet deck I didn't think of that, SMART! Ill make sure to follow you.

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  5. I understand how you think it is a great tool for teaching. Although I have different opinions on twitter now, reading through every ones ideas and opinions makes me realize that there are many reasons to like twitter.

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  6. I think that Twitter can have its pros and also have its cons. Very good points and glad that you are enjoying the Twitter world.

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  7. I also thought that having a quiz on twitter was really strange. It's not something that I have ever done before. But twitter can be a good way to ask and receive questions and answers.

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  8. Twitter is a great way to incorporate technology in the classroom. It is fun and gets students interested!

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  9. I agree with what everything you said about Twitter. It can be very useful in the classroom. Also great examples on how Twitter can be used both at home and at school.

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  10. I agree with everything you said. It was very strange taking a quiz on twitter but it got us out of our comfort zone don't you think?

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  11. Tweet deck was both strange and new to me as well. I'm still trying to figure it out! I like that your class got to do a quiz on twitter. That is a bit out of the ordinary, but I like change! Maybe our class will get to experience that as well.

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  12. I think twitter would be great to use inside the classroom and tweet deck was new to me as well. Our class didn't do a quiz on twitter but, that might be cool to use in our own classroom.

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  13. I agree that there are some practical uses for social networking in a classroom setting. I also think that you made a good point about the Twitter quiz allowing you to see other points of view on the questions. We all have previous experiences that influence the way we see the world. By seeing a question through someone else’s eyes can help provide a more well-rounded understanding of the topic.

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  14. I agree with your point on being able to use twitter as a communication tool and a great way to share information. It's a great way to get others opinions on topics that we would like to know more about!

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