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ERIC Number: EJ868954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Pleased to Tweet You: Making a Case for Twitter in the Classroom
Messner, Kate
School Library Journal, v55 n12 p44-47 Dec 2009
As the ranks of educators on Twitter grow, more and more are heard about the importance of their "PLNs" (a term reportedly coined by educational technology guru David Warlick). A PLN, or Personal Learning Network, is a group of like-minded professionals with whom one can exchange ideas, advice, and resources. So why shouldn't students have PLNs of their own? That's not so easy in some school districts, where Twitter is blocked along with MySpace and Facebook. But teachers who wish to use the tool for classroom purposes might consider crafting a petition to access it. Online safety is always a concern when new technology is proposed for the classroom, so it's an important issue to address in any social networking proposal. Of course, student learning should be at the heart of such requests. This article presents some dos and don'ts for crafting a successful proposal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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