Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Twitter, Facebook, or social reading tools to discuss class readings, part of Social Media in the Classroom.
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- Reading is usually seen as a solitary activity,…but research has shown that a range of students…benefit from collaboration around reading.…There are a growing number of social tools…that support students as they complete reading assignments.…When I learn how to create apps,…I'm going to make one based on the MARSI, or the…Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies Inventory.…Just by taking a simple survey,…students become aware of effective reading strategies.…I'll show you some ways to use Twitter, Facebook,…and social reading tools to help students…with reading assignments.…
In his Agile Learning blog,…Derek Bruff from Vanderbilt reported…on teachers asking students to tweet…about their reading assignments.…Do you remember the video about collaborative learning?…Elizabeth Barkley, Claire Major, and Pat Cross…basically said, "You can't just put students in groups…"and expect learning to happen.…"You need to structure intentional learning activities."…I'm sensing a theme here.…In his article about Structured Twitter Assignments,…
- 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