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Twitter in K-8 Classroom- Globally Connected Learning

Twitter in K-8 Classroom- Globally Connected Learning

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Guide to help you get started with Twitter in your K-8 Classroom.
Guide to help you get started with Twitter in your K-8 Classroom.

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Published by: Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano on Aug 27, 2011
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What is Twitter?
SocialNetworkA Way to Communicatewith a GLobal Audience
 Twitter is a social network site thathas quickly become one of the fastesTgrowing Learning tools foreducators.In 140 characters or less educatorsare connecting with others fromaround the world to shareresources, take part in a Globaldiscussion, stay informed, give andreceive "just in time" Teaching andLearning.The same can happen foryour students.Create a ClassRoom Twitter account to introduce your (13 year olds andyounger) Students to the connectedworld of a Learning Network.
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano - GloballyConnectedLearning.com 
Getting Started
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano - GloballyConnectedLearning.com 
Create a Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com)by choosing a username (The shorter the better).Important: fill out your profile (160 characters orless) identifying that you are a classroom tweeting, the age level of the students, as well as ageographic location (could be region, state orcountry). Upload an avatar (don't stay an egg!)Let others know what your class hopes to share andlearn with and from others.Choose your Privacy Settings: Allow everyone to seeyour tweets or only let people who you haveapproved see and follow you.Start following other educators and classrooms tweeting. See who they follow and decide if yourlearning journey would benefit from theircontributions.
UsernameProfileAvatarSettingsWho toFollow?Who canfollow Us? TweetingMake itRoutine
How can you use Twitter in theClassroom?
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano - GloballyConnectedLearning.com 
 There are many ways to take advantage of thePower of Twitter in the Classroom.Assign one of your students to be the"Twitterer" of the Day to document Step by Step what the class is learning during theschool day (official Scribe)Connect with Pre-Arranged Mentors who willpush your students thinking to the next level. Tweet as a class (especially with youngerstudents) to review at the end of the day whatoccured during the school day.Use Twitpic or another photo service to shareimages of learning moments from theclassroom.
Share &DocumentResearch
Connect withMentorsGather RealWorld DataSendremindersDocumentClassroom Learning
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Communicatewith Peers, Experts,Eye-WitnessesAround the WorldShare links toStudent work to encourageauthentic feedback

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