I want to talk about TWITTER, how it is used and its advantages for our learning. TWITTER is a microblog; its post size is short like an SMS message Moreover, it is accessible on the web and on the mobile phone, so it is very useful. We can get lots of information about everything and we can share our information, ideas or thoughts through TWITTER. We can follow people, so we can see their ideas and their conversations to other people. Also we can share our thoughts and we can join conversations.
Second, students can improve their analyzing and summarizing skills. They can write tweets about their subjects. They can give rapid responses. They focus on main events or themes about subject, so their summarizing and analyzing ability can improve. This also improves their writing skills. They can learn to summarize, to write their ideas, so they are encouraged to write more.
|Damla Terzi - METU NCC TEFL Programme graduate|