Twitter hashtags are everywhere — mainstream and social media, face-to-face conversations, advertisements, etc.
But is Twitter relevant in the classroom? ABSOLUTELY! Many educators are leveraging Twitter as a powerful learning strategy in the 21st Century.
Here are a few reasons why Twitter is beneficial:
Professional Development In A Flash:
Every week educators can participate in free professional development. By joining twitter chats you can engage with professionals from across the globe to learn and discuss and variety of topics that enhance and deepen your pedagogy.
Keep Parents Informed:
Parents like to know what’s going on in their child’s classroom. Its’ often difficult for them to piece together the information (shared by their children) to ascertain what is taking place on a daily basis. By sharing quick snippets of what students are learning and what’s ahead, parents can more readily engage with their children and promote what you are teaching.
Great For Collaboration:
Create engaging lessons/projects where students can communicate with peers and professionals to share ideas, ask questions and learn from one another. When students are given an authentic audience to communicate and collaborate with they will work harder and have a greater pride in their work.
Make Learning Fun:
Tweeting is fun for students! The bottom line is that when students are having fun, they are excited to come to school and learn. By embracing technology that is fun for students and helps you teach the classroom curriculum and standards, it’s a win-win for everyone!
Want to learn to use Twitter as a powerful learning strategy in your classroom?
Join PLP’s new self-paced Twitter for the Connected Classroom course.
Have you ever wondered what all the hype is with Twitter?
Why is everyone using hashtags in their online — and even offline — conversations?
Have you ever wondered if there’s a tool that will allow you to connect with other professionals in your field in an efficient and timely manner?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, today is your lucky day.
Powerful Learning Practice has a self-paced course all about Twitter.
Hi, I’m Christen Dodd, and I want you to join me for a self-paced course, Twitter for the Connected Classroom.
In this course, Twitter for the Connected Classroom, I’ll help you to understand:
- What is Twitter
- The terminology surrounding this popular tool
- How to use Twitter in the classroom
- How to use Twitter as a powerful professional development tool
- and more
I will give you the tools you need to become a Twitter native, and discover the powerful potential of this Web 2.0 platform.
I hope you’ll register now and join me in the exciting world of Twitter!
Specific topics to be covered include:
What is Twitter and why is it significant for educators? Learn the Twitter lingo, what to tweet and how to share it with your intended audiences.
Managing Your Twitter Account
Choosing the right twitter name is the just the first step in becoming a successful tweeter. Learn about the importance of branding, how-to target your intended audience; create a management plan for when/how often to tweet and more!
Twitter in the Classroom
Learn how-to enhance curriculum with activities and lessons that include tweeting with students and hosting your own twitter chats!
Learn about the intricacies of Twitter and best practices for using it as a professional, with students, and parents.
Instant access, $29.
About The Instructor
Christen is the Director of eLearning for Powerful Learning Practice. After earning her MEd. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Virginia, she began her career as a K-5 Computer Resource Teacher. She enjoyed collaborating with staff and creating technology lessons that engaged students, but caught “the bug” for presenting to educators on a national level. For eleven years, Christen trained educators both face-to-face and virtually with Verizon Thinkfinity. She also served as their Distance Learning Coordinator and Vice President of Professional Development. Christen has enjoyed working with Powerful Learning Practice since 2011 and continuing her work with educators, parents and students alike.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the material presented?
This self-paced course is a mixture of videos, written content, worksheets, downloadable goodies, and more.
Is this a “live” course? Can I take it whenever I like?
This course is an asynchronous, self-paced learning opportunity. You can review the content whenever you like. Each lesson has video instruction, resources, a practical example, and a “take action” at the end.
When will I have access to the course content?
You’ll get instant access right after we securely process your payment. You then have access to the course material forever.
How do you handle payments?
Can I register multiple people in this course like a school or district?
Absolutely. We give significant discounts for bulk registrations. Please contact us to make an arrangement for your staff, school, or district.
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You might be concerned that these courses won’t work for you. We get that. We offer a no risk, 60-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the courses, if you feel like you already know the material, or if you just change your mind, we will refund 100% of your money for the first 60 days upon completion of an exit interview so we can learn how to make it better next time around. Do you have questions about this offering? Please contact us!