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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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How Is Social Media Used In Schools? Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 96 percent of students with internet access report using social networking technologies, and that three in five (59 percent) use these tools to talk about educational topics online?

Social media has revolutionised many industries, but it’s perhaps its impact on the classroom, and the education system as a whole, that is the most striking. Whether it’s through the use of private social groups, Facebook Pages, classroom Twitter profiles or blogs, school after school has embraced social networking, with some studies showing that, used correctly, these channels can have a positive impact on grades.

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How Twitter Is Helping Students Graduate With Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 84 percent of schools have used Twitter to send up-to-date announcements to students?

Moreover, studies have shown that students who use Twitter in the classroom achieve a higher GPA by an average of 0.5 points, and professors are now far more likely to allow laptops in the classroom than they are calculators – 98 percent of classrooms now have internet access, and 91 percent of college faculty engage in social media as part of their course work.

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Twitter Can Help Students Get Better Grades (But Only When Used Correctly) [INFOGRAPHIC]

Does Twitter have a legitimate place in the classroom?

Some 56 percent of Twitter-using college faculties allow the use of Twitter in class, and while it remains a contentious issue, studies have shown that, used correctly, the use of Twitter can boost student grades, as well as empowering those who are otherwise less likely to engage with their teachers.

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Twitter, Facebook And iPads: Students Love Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

Kids today, eh? They don’t know they’re even born. When I were a lad we had to walk five miles up a hill (both ways) to a school that was always on the verge of falling apart. Inside, forty of us would crowd around a desk, sharing one pencil and re-using yesterday’s scrap paper, while a 90-year old teacher angrily waved a cane while talking about trigonometry.

And that was during P.E.

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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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