Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Twitter for polls during lectures, part of Social Media in the Classroom.
- Polls are an effective way to…make lectures more engaging.…Some classes or schools use student…response systems or clickers to conduct polls.…However, you can use Twitter to do the same thing.…First, we'll look at a couple activities…that require polling.…Then we'll look at a couple different tools…to use for polling in conjunction with Twitter.…Let's start with a simple, single question poll…such as a picture prompt or an opinion poll.…For a picture prompt, display a picture with…no text or verbal explanation.…
Ask the students to identify it,…along with the concept(s) it represents.…Be sure to tell them to include…a unique hashtag for your class…and another for #PicturePrompt.…An opinion poll can be a great…way to start a discussion especially if the…topic is controversial or promotes divergent views.…Here's a picture prompt example based on…an artwork for a contemporary art history class.…The prompt is Tweet the following.…Identify the art and the artist,…describe the concept(s) it represents,…include the class hashtag #ContempArtHist123.…
- 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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