Technology & Twitter In The Classroom

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For my final blog post I’ve decided to summarize how technology, mainly twitter and blog posts have enlightened my academic career.

Early into my secondary education we were always told to avoid using twitter and Facebook in classrooms, whether it was for social reasons or looking up information. Although that was possibly the right choice at the time for high school students, university is much more different.

If you’ve been lucky enough to take a class with Dr.Bazely you know how much she LOVES technology in the classroom, and for good reason.

Most of us consider twitter, blog posting and facebook platforms for socializing and recreational purposes, however when you begin to use these platforms for learning, general and mundane topics instantly become more interesting.

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For example, the use of technology can enhance education and make learning more fun and interesting through online discussions and the hunt for new and upcoming live information.

By being well versed in technology, student teacher relationships may also be enhanced with online credibility built between teachers and students. Twitter can overall help enhance student-student communication and student-teacher interactions.

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Shy students can especially benefit from twitter, blogposts and Facebook as some individuals would rather voice their ideas and opinions in a written form. This in turn may also create a collaborative learning environment.

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How to search for fast information on twitter:

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Using hashtags (#) can help you find information fast or add you into a collaborative group of others tweeting the same topics as you, its always best to double check all information found on twitter for accuracy!

Finding fast information:

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instant results!

If you have never tried twitter, facebook or reading blogs to find information on classroom topics or personal knowledge try it today!

Thank you for reading my final blog post for #Biol4095!

 

@AprilrumsBio

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About aprilbiology

Future Educator & Biology Major
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