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Category Archives: Twiducate

Skype in the Classroom

Ever since Skype was sold by eBay in 2009 and its visibility skyrocketed, it’s become an increasingly popular tool in the classroom. In fact, so many tech-savvy teachers have been using it that Skype has recently developed a tool specifically for teachers and their classrooms. The program, called “Skype in the classroom”, was just released […]

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Posted on June 25, 2015 by

How to Use Twiducate in Classrooms

Back in 2009, a creative teacher from Ontario, Canada decided there need to be more free online resources for educators. This teacher then built upon the ideas behind social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, and thus Live Lingua made the Twiducate Platform was formed. In 2011 it was taken over by a programmer in the […]

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Posted on January 21, 2014 by

Tweet your Students Right: Twitter in Schools Potentially Increases Grades and Engagement

Most forward-thinking educators have probably been considering the possible benefits of including social media in their coursework for some time now. The use of social media, however, especially at the primary level, is still not a common part of the typical classroom experience. In fact, as we all know (and probably even grapple with ourselves, […]

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Posted on November 30, 2013 by

Exceptional Teachers Win Award (Twiducate Mentioned)

BEIRUT: “They were so happy to have new friends,” recalls Rawya Shatila about her student’s initial reaction to embarking on an international educational collaboration with a class in Colorado. Shatila had tried to explain to her students that they had friends in another country, but until they saw their own writing on their class’s blog, […]

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Posted on September 7, 2013 by

Healthy Blogging For Kids

Blogging is becoming a popular way for people, no matter how old they are or where they live, to stay connected with others. No matter what their language is, they can write about the things they care about most, and receive feedback for their effort. Kids and teenagers are part of this phenomenon, naturally. For […]

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Posted on August 13, 2012 by

Great new book by Twiducate Super-User

Teaching Secondary Science The Book’s approach to teaching secondary science is based on a hope that future generations will take better care of the planet than at present.  It promotes a style where children’s existing ideas are exposed, so they can be challenged or built on to enable them to understand their environment and help build […]

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Posted on July 1, 2012 by

Add teachers to your Twiducate network!

This has been a request for quite sometime. It took me a while to wrap my head around how to embed it into the existing structure. Well, its done, and thank you all for asking. Now you can add other teachers to your class!! Better yet, you could create a new class, add another teacher, […]

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Posted on April 17, 2012 by

New Feature – Timeline Auto Refresh in Twiducate

We know….this is long overdue. Until recently, the timeline would only show that new posts have been added but the user had to click the link to see the updates. Not any longer! Now, in real-time, message appear in the timeline as they are posted! This could be used to generated instant ideas or feedback […]

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Posted on March 12, 2012 by

New Feature: Private Student Messaging

A few month back we quietly rolled out a simple ‘mail’ section where teachers could message students privately, and vice versa rather than just through the main timeline. Now students can also message other students. Great for collaboration, sharing ideas, reminders etc!! When logged in, click ‘inbox’. Under the ‘New Message’ section you should see […]

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Posted on February 19, 2012 by

New Features for the Twiducate Platform!

A few new features were added today. Now you can export, print and save the dates, links, posts and comments. With this a teacher (or student) could create a thread, have students and teachers respond, save the timeline and start again. Easily save word docs’s containing the information from each topic thread, thus allowing for […]

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Posted on September 24, 2011 by