Full course description
Ubiquitous Twitter is unique among social media channels. The 140-character limit forces focus and brevity. And its distinctive lexicon of retweets, hashtags, handles, and chats has created an environment rich with possibilities for learning and conversation.
This micro-credential course lays out the basics for beginners (which, as always with PD Learning Network courses, you can skip if you don't need it). From there, you'll learn to incorporate Twitter into class conversations and active learning.
And you'll find ways to use it to advance your own professional development, build worldwide and local collegial relationships, and share your own teaching inspiration or focus with others.
You'll see videos that take you step-by-step through the how-to of Twitter, read articles from teachers that are using it creatively to teach and engage students in their own and each others' learning, learn approaches that will help you grow as a professional, and even enjoy an incisive, silly song about the risks of social media run amok.
From having been in the classroom ourselves, we know your time is at a premium. That's why we strive to provide an AOK option for every course that applies directly to your work with students. We also do not require that you complete course materials if you already possess the knowledge they represent. As long as you can demonstrate competency, you deserve credit for the professional work and growth you put toward improving your practice.
Your micro-badge indicates fluency with the format, function, and possibilities of Twitter for your students and yourself as a professional.
- Course Syllabus
- 2 Clock Hours