Thing #18

Explore Social Networking

Facebook and Twitter  are two of the most popular social networking sites available today. But who isn't a member of Facebook? If you're not, it's time to join so you can keep up with friends, family, and the College of Education. Please join our page; you know you want to know everything that is going on in and around the Claxton building! 

Since Facebook is such a common part of most of our lives, we won't spend our time there; this Thing will focus on Twitter and how it can be used in education. 
Discovery Resources

What is Twitter?
Twitter Frequently Asked Questions
Twitter Tutorial
Twitter Hashtags for Education

Educational Hashtags

Discovery Exercises

1. Set up an account with Twitter if you don't already have one) and post the link to your profile in your blog. If you are uncomfortable using your real name, use an alias.

2. Look through this list of educational hashtags and find some related to your area(s) of interest. Search Twitter for those hashtags in the links above and see what new information you can find.

3. Write a blog post about your experience that addresses these questions. Why is it important that educators understand social networking? What new insights did you gain about Twitter? What did you like or dislike about your hashtag search? Can you see a classroom or school application for any of these sites?


You're more than halfway through! Still having fun?? I hope so! Leave a comment and let me know how you're doing so far...