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Do you use Facebook or Twitter in the classroom (or know someone who does)?

by Kelly Walsh on February 16, 2011


I’ll be presenting examples of classroom uses of social networking tools at the Campus Technology 2011 conference. Do you have a story you would like share?

If you’ve used Twitter or Facebook in the classroom successfully, and would be willing to have your story shared here on EmergingEdTech and possibly with CT 2011 conference attendees this summer, please let me know about it. If you know a teacher who has been using these apps, or any other social networking tools in the educational setting, please pass this post on to them.

I already have a good number of instructional uses of Twitter and Facebook to share in my presentation, but new examples are always welcomed. Naturally, the more clearly you can illustrate how using these tools engaged students and/or improved learning outcomes, the more impactful these stories will be, so please share a little about that if you can when you comment, or use the contact page, to submit your info. Don’t worry about writing anything elaborate – just drop a couple sentences to let me know what you’ve been up to, and we’ll work together to develop your story in writing.

I’ll be selecting responses to write about here, and choosing some to include in my presentation up in Boston in July. I look forward to hearing and sharing your story about Facebook, Twitter, or any other Social Networking tools that you or a colleague have used successfully in the instructional setting!

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
Facebook as an Instructional Technology Tool
100 Ways to Teach With Twitter
Article about effective uses of social media in education


Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer and a faculty member at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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