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Tweets From Clark

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1 year ago
This video shows how a teacher uses her class mascot, twitter and tablets to encourage sharing and writing in her class.
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3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology

3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology

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Taylor WIlliams Taylor WIlliams
1 year ago
Within this article, there is an example of how students are using Skype in foreign language class. What they have done is created a digital pen pal program that encourages conversational practice and also international community.

Why force students to yawn over a textbook when a real-life native speaker is only a Skype call away? At Marquette University, Spanish students hone their foreign language skills with frequent webcam chats with their English-learning counterparts in South America.

"I absolutely fell in love with this program," wrote one student. Professor Janet Banhidi, the brains behind the virtual language exchange, said Skype conversation gives students a surprisingly authentic experience. As a teacher (and fluent speaker), she can only give her students limited 1-on-1 attention. With Skype, every student has weekly access to a free personal tutor.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of using Skype is the radical increase in motivation. A whopping 85.3% of Janet's students kept in touch with their digital pen-pals outside of the classroom through Facebook. "In the end, the best part of this exchange was gaining a friend who I still today talk with on Facebook" said one student. Additionally, though some of her students enroll to simply fulfill a language requirement, many participants have gone on to major in Spanish from the experience. Students who go above and beyond mandatory assignments will be more likely to remember class material and apply it when they get out into the working world.

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The Case For Social Media in Schools

The Case For Social Media in Schools

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Taylor WIlliams Taylor WIlliams
1 year ago
This article looks at the use of blogging in the classroom and how the addition of the social media inspired students to view what was "hard work" as fun.

When Kids Are Engaged, They Learn Better

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Matt Hardy, a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in Minnesota, describes the "giddy" response he gets from students when he introduces blogs. He started using blogs in his classroom in 2007 as a way to motivate students to write.

“Students aren’t just writing on a piece of paper that gets handed to the teacher and maybe a smiley face or some comments get put on it," he says. “Blogging was a way to get students into that mode where, 'Hey, I’m writing this not just for an assignment, not just for a teacher, but my friend will see it and maybe even other people [will] stumble across it.' So there’s power in that.”

Delmatoff says that at first her students were worried they would get in trouble for playing because they actually enjoyed doing activities like writing a blog.

“But writing a blog, that’s not playing, that’s hard work,” she says. “Karl and I started thinking we were really on to something if kids were thinking that their hard academic work was too much fun.”

Her students started getting into school early to use the computer for the social media program, and the overall quality of their work increased. Although Delmatoff is adamant that there’s no way to pin her class’s increased academic success specifically to the pilot program, it’s hard to say that it didn’t play a part in the more than 50% grade increase.

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We Are the Ones: Montgomery, AL, Teacher Launches Instagram Project | Teach For America

We Are the Ones: Montgomery, AL, Teacher Launches Instagram Project | Teach For America

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Taylor WIlliams Taylor WIlliams
1 year ago
This article shares about an art project using Instagram to allow students to creatively express themselves exploring the question "What does your life matter?"
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Social Media and Technology in the Classroom

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Taylor WIlliams Taylor WIlliams
1 year ago
This video explains the integration of social media into classrooms that enhances student involvement and participation.
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Antigone on Facebook

Antigone on Facebook

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Taylor WIlliams Taylor WIlliams
1 year ago
This blog is a class project where the students and teachers adapted Antigone and created a Facebook experience complete with characters, acts, and more.
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The Twitter Experiment at UT Dallas

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Taylor WIlliams Taylor WIlliams
1 year ago
This post describes how a university professor used twitter to build up her classroom discussions using specific hashtags. She was also able to participate in the class discussions when she was not with her students as well.
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13 Enlightening Case Studies of Social Media in the Classroom | Best Online Universities, LLC

13 Enlightening Case Studies of Social Media in the Classroom | Best Online Universities, LLC

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Taylor WIlliams Taylor WIlliams
1 year ago
#6 of the 13 is about Orno Middle school who is using a student/teacher tech based wiki for tech help, assignments. They are also using twitter for certain subjects, using it as a "scavenger hunt"

6. Orono Middle School, Long Lake, Minnesota: Tech Wiki

Orono Middle School has a great tech wiki that can be used by students and teachers alike. The tech wiki is a great place to ask questions, and find answers. It includes interactive tutorials on a number of subjects, as well as provides information for students.

Caitlin Cahill (@CCahillMN), one of the technology folks at Orono Middle School, suggested that it is possible to use Twitter in the classroom to help students learn about a certain subject. Students compete to find resources, and be the first to post to Twitter. It’s like a kind of scavenger hunt, and it teaches students research skills.

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Bringing Twitter to the Classroom

Bringing Twitter to the Classroom

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Taylor WIlliams Taylor WIlliams
1 year ago
This article is about a teacher and his transition into using twitter and other social media tools to build up participation and enhance discussions in his classroom.
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Portland Social Media Project Ignites Passion for Learning

Portland Social Media Project Ignites Passion for Learning

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Taylor WIlliams Taylor WIlliams
1 year ago
This article follows the integration of BYOD and social media into Portland classrooms using Edmodo
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