– Twitter as an educational tool in ten tweets –
I’m getting my students used to using twitter as an educational tool this week. I’ll be getting them work through the following questions. I’m doing this with my A2 Global Development other educators should be able to modify this for their own subjects…
- Set up a dedicated sociology twitter account if you haven’t already done so
- Follow all the other students who follow me – NB – check later who I follow too, as I will be following people as they join!
Twitter as an educational tool in ten tweets –
Work your way through these – these are ten ways you (we) can use twitter as an educational tool. This focuses on recent Development work (the SCLY3 module)
Tweet 1 – Define one of the following terms in 146 characters – #Patriarchy #Globalisation or #Urbanisation – start the tweet #concept – (then define it)
Tweet 2 – Retweet the versions of the definition you think are the best
- Now ‘Favourite’ the ones you like in order to note them down later.
Tweet 3 – Tweet one advantage of using #NGOAID over ODA aid – put #NGOAID at the beginning of the tweet.
Tweet 4 – Review other tweets that answer to 1 and 3 (NB there may still be some definitions coming in) and comment on one you think particularly good by replying to someone using @theirusername.
Tweet 5 – Tweet about the most obscure/ advanced thing you talked about in your essay on gender and development. Put #genderessay at the beginning of the tweet.
- Review the tweets on gender – add in any ideas you missed to your essay.
Tweet 6 – Use the @ function to reply to someone and ask how they used the concepts/ case studies they talked about – you will be getting a ‘twitter conversation going about essay planning – which can continue on the train ride home. (Obviously if you get an @question your next tweet may be replying)
Tweet 7 – Either find something on line relevant to global development or find a good revision site and tweet us the link – with a brief summary of what it’s about
Tweet 8 – Possibly the simplest usage – tweet a question about something you have found slightly obscure or difficult to understand – Use the #SCLY3 if the question is about that, or if you’re resitting use #SCLY4
Tweet 9 Find another sociology source on twitter to follow – recommend them to the rest of us using #FF
Tweet 10 – Tweet how useful you find this as a revision tool