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Twitter in the Classroom

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by Hannah Magnan on 13 October 2013

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Transcript of Twitter in the Classroom

Twitter in the Classroom
Rationale
Hannah Magnan
Tech Forum 2013
Alignment to CCSS
Reading Text Closely
Text-Based Evidence
Writing from Sources
Academic Vocabulary
Lesson Objective
Students will use rereading strategies to translate the text of Macbeth into an accessible Twitterfeed, which will serve as modern subtitles during a performance of the play and allow for later analytical discussion with “expert testimony.”
Basics
Terminology
Benefits of Twitter
Reading strategy practice
High interest materials
Conversations
Craft
Diction
Audience
Implementation
The Day Before
Preparation
In Class

The Day Of
Homework/The Days After
Process reflection
Post-test for comprehension
Class discussion
Caveats
Twitter is real-time

Twitter is authentic

Social media is not usually used academically by students
“Part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describe what they are doing or thinking at a given moment, in 140 characters or less."
Practice
Act
Tweet
Watch
Educause: 7 Things You Should Know About Twitter
Platform-Independent
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