Twitter in Elementary: The #Grammar911 Project

My students have been busy learning the rules of the road for posting online and representing ourselves appropriately.  As we have become more comfortable with replying to posts, using hashtags,…

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The #Grammar911 Project teaches grammar through the integration of Twitter.  Many educators complain how social media has led to the degradation of the written language however this project puts grammar at the forefront.  Not only do students correct "messy" sentences created by the teacher but have the opportunity to create their own for their peers to clean up.  In addition, students can leave comments to other students’ work.  This collaborative project is authentic and addresses writing standards in the process.

ICT in my Classroom – Plan, Tweet, Teach, Tweet, Learn, Smile

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Plan, Tweet, Teach, Tweet, Learn, Smile is a multi-faceted project all beginning with one simple question Tweeted to the general population.  The focus began as a probability lesson which quickly turned into a language arts and mapping activity.  The responses provided a global perspective for the students, taking them to the far corners of the Earth. 

ICT in my Classroom – GeoTweets – Inviting your network into the classroom

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GeoTweeting takes students on a real-time adventure using Twitter and Google Earth.  In this project, the teacher provides several small bits of information to engage the students in their search.  Working collaboratively, students collect information leading them to the final destination using longitude, latitude, time zones, and land marks. 

Twitter in Elementary: The #Grammar911 Project

My students have been busy learning the rules of the road for posting online and representing ourselves appropriately.  As we have become more comfortable with replying to posts, using hashtags,…

Source: www.techteacheronamission.com

The #Grammar911 Project teaches grammar through the integration of Twitter.  Many educators complain how social media has led to the degradation of the written language however this project puts grammar at the forefront.  Not only do students correct "messy" sentences created by the teacher but have the opportunity to create their own for their peers to clean up.  In addition, students can leave comments to other students’ work.  This collaborative project is authentic and addresses writing standards in the process.

ICT in my Classroom – Plan, Tweet, Teach, Tweet, Learn, Smile

Source: tbarrett.edublogs.org

Plan, Tweet, Teach, Tweet, Learn, Smile is a multi-faceted project all beginning with one simple question Tweeted to the general population.  The focus began as a probability lesson which quickly turned into a language arts and mapping activity.  The responses provided a global perspective for the students, taking them to the far corners of the Earth. 

ICT in my Classroom – GeoTweets – Inviting your network into the classroom

Source: tbarrett.edublogs.org

GeoTweeting takes students on a real-time adventure using Twitter and Google Earth.  In this project, the teacher provides several small bits of information to engage the students in their search.  Working collaboratively, students collect information leading them to the final destination using longitude, latitude, time zones, and land marks. 

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Empathy

In Part 7 of her elementary student SEL series, filmmaker Randy Taran offers suggestions and examples for cultivating empathy in schools.

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Not only are teachers expected to address academic subjects, but also the social and emotional needs of their students.  Finding a way to integrate technology and core subject areas may challenge some however some schools are having students contribute to a classroom blog addressing these needs themselves.  Students not only learn life skills and how to manage their emotions, they are able to write about it and make comments on the thoughts of others.  For teachers who are using this approach, they are definitely multitasking in a very positive way.