Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Twitter or Facebook for collaborative learning activities, part of Social Media in the Classroom.
- A number of research studies have shown that…when students in pairs or small groups work together,…they exhibit higher academic achievement,…motivation, and satisfaction.…Elizabeth Barkley, Claire Howell, and Pat Cross…wrote the book Collaborative Learning Techniques,…in which they clarify that you can't just put the students…in small groups and expect learning to happen automatically.…We teachers need to design or use activities that…require the students to do equal work to…collaboratively reach a learning objective.…Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur created a great…collaborative learning activity called a "ConcepTest".…
ConcepTests use multiple choice questions to explore…student understanding of concepts.…They focus on a single concept,…can't be solved using equations,…have good multiple-choice answers,…are clearly worded, and……are of intermediate difficulty.…Let's look at how ConcepTests work.…Students record an answer to an…equation on the board, or a question you ask.…Then they turn to a neighbor and…
- 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
Classroom Management Fundamentalswith Aaron Quigley52m 41s Beginner
1. Using Social Media for Learning
2. Social Media in the Classroom
3. Social Media Outside the Classroom
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