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Thursday, July 27 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Richardson - 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 four years,Twitter has transformed my classroom into a global learning environment where my students regularly communicate with peers 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.

In this session, I will show you 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 information

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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 →

Thursday July 27, 2017 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Berkeley Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Teaching Global Communication Skills
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All