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Friday, July 17 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Twitter for Beginners - The Surprisingly Easy Way to Connect Your Students with the World

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Do you hear the word ‘Twitter’ and assume it’s a fun app for following the latest gossip and trends? That’s what I used to think too. Over the past two years, Twitter has transformed my classroom into a global learning environment where my first graders regularly communicate with students from around the world. Twitter is much more than just a social networking tool. It is truly the gateway to connecting your students with other classrooms from across town and across the planet! In this session, you will find out how tweeting in your classroom can open up a world of collaborative projects and incredible connections for your students, no matter their grade level.
Participants will learn how to:
• Create a class Twitter page
• Search for other classes and experts to follow
• Make connections that lead to collaborative projects
• Use hashtags to help you research and organize
• Participate in Twitter chats with other educators
• Build a personal learning network

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Laura Richardson

First Grade Classroom Teacher, Edith C. Baker School, Brookline, MA
Laura Richardson has been a classroom teacher in Brookline, Massachusetts for fourteen years and absolutely loves it. She infuses technology across all subject areas by developing and teaching coding & robotics curriculum, using individual student blogs, and connecting with other... Read More →

Friday July 17, 2015 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
St. James Room Boston Park Plaza

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