Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Using ReadWriteThink or Facebook to construct timelines, part of Social Media in the Classroom.
- Timelines are effective tools for learning.…History and politics are obvious places to start.…But students can also use Timelines…to Outline the steps of a process,…Place events in a novel or film,…Humanize historical figures by putting their work…in the context of their lives…and the world events that influenced them,…Document cultural trends, and more.…ReadWriteThink has an easy-to-use Timeline tool.…Let's say you assign your students to work outside of class…to create a process Timeline…to list and describe the phases of mitosis.…
They just enter their Name,…the Project Title,…and click Start.…Then they just click on the Timeline to start.…We'll add a label for maybe Interphase,…Chromosomes duplicate.…Done.…We could add another one for Prophase and so on.…
A student can go through this process…until they're finished.…When they're ready, they click the Finish button…in the bottom right-hand corner.…If they're like me and they haven't finished yet,…they can Save a Draft.…If they're ready to create a Final version,…
- Moving from social networking to "social netlearning"
- Balancing social media with in-class activities
- Creating social media guidelines
- Using Twitter for polls
- Using Facebook for student-generated test questions
- Connecting to real-world scenarios and people
- Using ReadWriteThink and Facebook to construct timelines
- Using Flickr and YouTube to collect student fieldwork
- Showcasing student work in online portfolios
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Using Social Media for Learning
2. Social Media in the Classroom
3. Social Media Outside the Classroom
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