Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Twitter or Facebook for writing-to-learn assignments, part of Social Media in the Classroom.
- You're familiar with writing assignments…but have you heard about writing-to-learn activities?…They're informal writing exercises…that focus on the process rather than the product.…There are over 50 different writing-to-learn activities…and as you have probably guessed,…many lend themselves to being done with social media.…In his book on student writing…in the quantitative disciplines,…Patrick Bahls covers all parts of the writing process.…He has some really innovative writing activities…including several in a category called micro-genres.…
He encourages using Twitter, Facebook,…and meme generators to ask students…to distill concepts into short passages.…For a biology or anatomy-physiology class,…you might ask students to describe the functions…of the lymphatic system.…For a community college class,…Anatomy-Physiology 100,…student Tweets might look like this:…"#lymphaticsystem acts as a highway,…"transporting white blood cells…"to and from the lymph nodes into the bones.…"#AP100."…or: "#AP100 #lymphaticsystem helps return…
- 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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