Twitter as a Learning Tool
Show an example of the speed at which someone on Twitter will respond to a question using a hashtag.
2 Direct Instruction
For direct instruction, I would use Schoology to deliver a lesson on how to utilize Twitter to develop a Professional Learning Network. I would use an embedded Google presentation to give information to my participants. This presentation would include vocabulary activities, screencaptures of sample tweets and maybe a recommended list of education twitterers to follow.
3 Guided Practice
During guided practice, I would walk participants through the following steps:
- Creating a Twitter account
- Finding people to follow
- Vocabulary of Twitter language
- Help them use an RT
- Help them use a mention
- Help them use a hashtag
- Help participants install Twitter app on phone and/or use Tweedeck app in Chrome
I would provide screencast via Schoology for additional individual review/training.
4 Independent Practice
For independent practice I would have teachers continue to search for hashtags to follow that support the content that they teach.
I would also encourage them to find people on their own that would be good to add to their learning network and to reach out to them and communicate.