Twitter & Blogging in the Intermediate Classroom

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An Education Workshop that introduces teachers to Twitter as a Personal Learning Network and tool to be used to share student's classroom learning with students around the world. It also introduces teachers to the ease and benefits of student blogs in the classroom. Please feel free to contact Hugh (@hughtheteacher), and/or @gallit_z should you have any questions. Thank you and enjoy the learning possibilities!

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  • 1. Twitter & Blogging in theIntermediate Classroom By:Hugh McDonald @hughtheteacherGallit Zvi @gallit_z

2. Shape of DayWhat is Web 2.0?Why Twitter?Twitter Exploration TimeIntegrating Twitter with Student LearningWhy Blog?Blogging Exploration Time using Kidblog 3. Web 2.0: What it is?ParticipationCollaborationChanging the way internet can be used in theclassroomKnowing, Wondering, Learning, & SharingTwitter, Blogging, Facebook, Google Docs, wikis,etc 4. What it isnt?Just consuming information from websites forcontent 5. Why Twitter? Twitter in 60 Secondshttp://www.slideshare.net/CatherineRitz/twitter-for-professional-development 6. Where are you joining the Conversation?1. Im not interested. I dont get it. In fact, how did I getinto this session anyway?2. Ive been thinking about it, considering joining in.However, I dont know how.3. Im ready to go! Just point me in the right direction.4. Ive already joined the conversation, and Im havinglots of fun and making connections Denise Krebs https://sites.google.com/site/iowajoiningtheconversation2012/inspiration 7. Why Twitter?Connections: Create your own Personal Learning Network (PLN)Collaboration: Share resources and ideas with like minded teachers & studentsLive ChatsResearch: Search for resources you needImpress your studentsUse new sites and resources even they havent heard ofhttp://www.slideshare.net/CatherineRitz/twitter-for-professional-development 8. Twitter Time!Twitter app on your device or go to twitter.com 9. Why Blog with Students?Authentic AudienceEngagement & Motivation 10. More Reasons to BlogShare thoughts, ideas, andopinions, & support them withdetails that makeunderstanding easy.Will learn to communicateeffectively 11. Become better writers, both in content and mechanics. 12. Become better readers,improving comprehension and theability to read critically. 13. Blog to aWorldwide Audience 14. Take Ownership of their Own Learning 15. Use Web 2.0 technology as a toolto publish their work to share withtheir peers, family, and friends. 16. Blogging Platforms *Personal Weebly Blog if Studentscreated own E-Portfolio website. 17. KidBlog 18. Express YourLearning Too!!