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UbD Template with Design Questions for Teachers

Title: Twitter for teachers Topic: Twitter in the classroom Stage 1- Desired Results Established Goals:
National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T) I. Technology Operations and Concepts Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. Teachers: A. demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology (as described in the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students). B. Demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies. II. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. Teachers: A. design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technologyenhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners. B. apply current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences. C. identify and locate technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability. D. plan for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities. E. plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment. III. Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum A. facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards. B. use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students. C. apply technology to develop students higher-order skills and creativity. D. manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment. IV. Assessment and Evaluation Teachers apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. Teachers: B. use technology resources to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve instructional practice and maximize student learning. V. Productivity and Professional Practice Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice. Teachers: 1. use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. C. apply technology to increase productivity. D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger

Subject/Course: Professional Development Designer(s): April Olorunfemi

community in order to nurture student learning. VI. Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues Teachers understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PK-12 schools and apply that understanding in practice. Teachers: B. apply technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities. C. identify and use technology resources that affirm diversity.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS*A) II. Learning and Teaching Educational leaders ensure that curricular design, instructional strategies, and learning environments integrate appropriate technologies to maximize learning and teaching. Educational leaders: B. facilitate and support collaborative technology-enriched learning environments conducive to innovation for improved learning. III. Productivity and Professional Practice Educational leaders apply technology to enhance their professional practice and to increase their own productivity and that of others. Educational leaders: B. employ technology for communication and collaboration among colleagues, staff, parents, students, and the larger community. F. use technology to advance organizational improvement. Understandings: Essential Questions: Students will understand that Why should a teacher or education Social Media, like Twitter, can be used in administrator use Twitter? education for teaching and learning What are the drawbacks of Twitter? 21st century learners respond to 21st century How can we use twitter for teaching and technology and instruction learning? Twitter can be used for a variety of purposes in the education arena Students will know Students will be able to how to set up a twitter account Create a Twitter account for professional use. creative uses for twitter in teaching st Brainstorm various ways to use Twitter as 21 century learning tools a school, as well as in the classroom. Access resources providing additional ideas for the educational use of Twitter. Stage 2- Assessment Evidence Performance Tasks: Other Evidence: Creating a Twitter account for professional Tweeting for parents and partners in education purposes. Following a twitter account belong to another Compiling a list of educational uses for teacher or educational organization. Twitter

Stage 3- Learning Plan Learning Activities: 1. Go over the objectives for the professional development workshop with the participants. 2. Ask for participants to share their knowledge/familiarity and current use of twitter. 3. I will provide an overview about the language of Twitter, discussing the way in which social media has created a discourse specific to its users. In order to utilize Twitter effectively, it is important to understand the language that is used on the site. 4. Presentation on Twitter for educational purposes (http://www.slideshare.net/maggiev/twitterfor-educational-purposes-a-tutorial-presentation) 5. Place everyone in collaborative groups to brainstorm I will ask everyone to begin the brainstorming activity. Using Twitter, we will brainstorm as a group to develop various ideas for using Twitter as a school and in the classroom. 6. We will share group brainstorms for twitter use. 7. I will then encourage everyone use their netbooks to online and create a Twitter account, log in, and try it out (I will circulate the room to answer any questions) 8. Encourage participants to share their twitter @s or names in order to follow each other. 9. Using Twitter, we will brainstorm as a group to develop various ideas for using Twitter as a school and in the classroom. Everyone should include the hashtag #teachertweets so that we can keep track of everyones ideas. 10. I will ask everyone to share any additional thoughts about the educational use of Twitter 11. Provide teachers with a handout on handout on 28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter