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Twitter for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide

Twitter for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide
Technology is a growing part of the classroom, with tablets and smart TVs quickly integrating themselves into the curriculum. But fast-paced change – and the fact that students are often miles ahead of both teachers and parents when it comes to the latest apps and social networks – can intimidate even the most tech-savvy teacher.

Here’s a quick-start guide for teachers who are looking to incorporate Twitter into their classroom as a learning tool, without getting lost in the millions of tweets sent every day.

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Twitter Users Better Educated Than Facebook Users, But Both Dumb Compared to LinkedIn [STUDY]

Social Networking Sites And Our Lives, the latest study from Pew Internet, looks at how “people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social networking sites and other technologies”.

The report contains an absolute wealth of information, particularly in regard to Facebook, but there’s also lots of data about Twitter, LinkedIn and even MySpace.

One section that stood out for me was a look at the educational distribution of each social networking platform. Pew’s findings suggest that Twitter users are likely to be better educated than their Facebook brethren but, perhaps unsurprisingly, neither stands up particularly well against their LinkedIn counterparts.

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US Professor Earns Knighthood From France After Encouraging Students To Tweet In French

A professor from the University of South Carolina who encouraged her students to use Twitter in their French class will be receiving an honorary knighthood from the French government.

Dr. Lara Lomicka Anderson, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at USC, will be awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (Order of Academic Palms) for advancing the French language. It’s quite a big deal – the original deceleration was established by Napolean Bonaparte.

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