To Tweet or Not To Tweet:Using Socially Mediated Technologies to Promote 21st Century Pedagogy
Matthew Broda, Megan Wereley, Alison Schmidt, Jennifer Shutt, College of Wooster, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The use of social networking tools provides opportunities to foster meaningful, interactive discussion, ongoing accessibility, and authentic real-time reflection during field and classroom experiences. These tools require teacher candidates and their professors to not just understand the technology, but to also understand the distinct pedagogical implications of these technologies and implementation strategies that are needed for meaningful usage. These technologies can and must prepare our candidates for life as a 21st Century teacher in a "flat world." To understand this new context, teacher candidates need exposure, training, and practical application of 21st Century methodologies with the hope that candidates will in turn provide progressive, authentic socially mediated experiences that allow their students to understand content in meaningful ways.
Broda, M., Wereley, M., Schmidt, A. & Shutt, J. (2010). To Tweet or Not To Tweet:Using Socially Mediated Technologies to Promote 21st Century Pedagogy. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3215-3219). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).