Learning from Twitter
For this weeks review, I took a look at a website that most assume is used for simple status updates, and sharing pictures with family and friends. Twitter, however, is an amazing platform for teachers to share ideas.
The first thing that I found to be interesting and beneficial to me was an anchor chart that students are able to use as a reference when they are confused about what their grade really means, and how to improve upon it. What I enjoy the most is the supportive message that comes with the lowest grade, rather than making the student feel hopeless they know to simply ask for help. This photo is originally from Teacher Trap, and can be used in any classroom from 1st grade to High School Biology.
The next impactful tweet I found was a link to PhotosForClass.com. This is a website that allows students to use their copyright free photos and teaches them how to properly cite them. This is important because it allows students not to be limited in terms of selection, but is also a learning experience as to giving credit where it is due.
The last two things from Twitter I found interesting were infographics. One being from AITSL on how adults learn best. This interested me because I plan on becoming certified in ESL which often involves working with older individuals. The second, is an infographic on Flipped Classrooms. The concept of flipped classrooms has always interested and confused me. This infographic from eLearning Infographics showed how impactful they can be on students.