It seems like people have mixed feelings about Twitter: to use or not to use? I personally believe in the use of Twitter to grow personal learning networks, and I understand the capabilities for literacy learning it provides to students who are already familiar with the micro-blogging tool. While Twitter by itself provides some great … Continue reading 5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!
Newswordy is a great website that's been around for a couple of years. It simply and elegantly presents popular vocabulary in the context of media and news. The site focuses on buzzwords, or words that are commonly presented in news media, but not often used in everyday language. Each day, Newswordy presents, defines and shows … Continue reading Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom
I would bet money that YouTube is one of my students most used websites. Whether they are at lunch break or waiting for their parents to pick them up, they care constantly watching music videos, laughing at the newest YouTube sensation, or just browsing for news. As an educator, I think it is important to … Continue reading 18 Ways To Use YouTube With Bloom’s Taxonomy
If you don't already use Twitter, you should start today! It is a fantastic way to build your personal learning network and engage with other instructors across the globe to get ideas for lessons, troubleshoot classroom issues, and build global learning communities for your students. As you get your sea-legs with the Twitter basics, … Continue reading Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts To Make Your Tweeting More Efficient!
Recently, I've been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I've posted a couple of articles about Pinterest before, and I've noticed that it is very popular among educators for both personal and classroom use. As I researched (and … Continue reading 25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom’s Taxonomy
Well, it's official, you can now officially cite social media sources in MLA and APA formats. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it is an important step in acknowledging social media as an important source of information for scholarly work. Of course, it warrants a discussion with students about when to cite … Continue reading How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats