Tweets, treats, and the tricks of Web 2.0

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“Birds do it, bees do it, even conference attendees do it. You can do it—with Web 2.0.” (My apologies to the late Cole Porter!)
Welcome to Philadelphia, where lots of folks will be doing all kinds of Web 2.0. If you’re asking yourself  “to Tweet or not to Tweet?” or wondering how to face Facebook, treat yourself to these sessions on Friday, March 19:

  • 9:30–10:30 AM—Supporting Student Teachers to Utilize Web 2.0 for Teaching Science in Urban Classrooms. Let two presenters from the University of Pennsylvania show you how.
  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM—Elementary Science Learning Through Social Networking. “How-to” handouts available.
  • 3:30–4:30 PM—I’m Too Busy for Social Networking—Why Bother? Because it can enrich your environmental science teaching, that’s why.
  • 5:00–6:00 PM—Can Social Networking Sites Improve Your Class? Find out what college students said in a survey.

Click here to see where they’ll be held. See you in Philly!

About Debra Shapiro

Associate Editor of member newspaper, NSTA Reports ( Editor of Freebies for Science Teachers ( and NSTA Calendar ( pages. Follow me on Twitter: @Debra_NSTA
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2 Responses to Tweets, treats, and the tricks of Web 2.0

  1. Philip Vinogradov says:

    Also check out Science 2.0 on Sunday to see examples of how web 2.0 tools can be used to facilitate authentic collaboration in the differentiated science classroom.

  2. Nicole Brokaw says:

    I am studying to be a future science teacher and I came across the NSTA’s blog. I think it is beyond wonderful that this association is promoting Web 2.0 for teachers! So many teachers are scared of incorporating technology into their classrooms; so it is wonderful to see people committed to teaching about social networking and the benefits in the classroom!

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