Do you use Twitter in your classroom or school?
Many critics of Twitter believe that the social media channel can do little or nothing for the education industry. They are dead wrong! K-12 teachers have taken advantage of Twitter’s social networking opportunities since the early days to keep students and parents engaged and to stay abreast on the latest technologies.
Here is an infographic I found on eLearningInfographics.com that discusses the uses of Twitter in education from A-Z.
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Using Twitter for educational purposes is limited only to the user’s imagination. Though many believe its limitations prevent valuable applications to an academic setting, educators and administrators in the know have learned that using the social media platform can establish a nurturing classroom for students of all ages and improve communication with parents.
1) Before sharing an images of children on Twitter, notify parents via letter and have them sign a disclaimer. Offer them a chance to opt out.
2) Create a Unique Hashtag for your classroom to facilitate discussions and chats – While creating a hashtag for your classroom topic, make sure it isn’t created by anyone before because it’s nothing worse than having tweets of others mixed with your students’ tweets.
3) Tweet Policy – Have students and their parents sign a tweet policy that governs what can or cannot be said in your Twitter chats. Be sure to define consequences of abuse and misuse.
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