Do your students ever ask how they can cite a Twitter status or an email? Well, thanks to the social media citation guide I found on Twitter, you can have the answer at your finger tips. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.
Remember the days when you had to skim through book after book in the library to complete your research? Well, those days are long in the past, in part thanks to the internet and other technological resources that have made research easier and more effective. Those resources bring new types of materials that students can cite in their research. The days of class and term papers just citing books and articles may be long gone. However, in order for students to start using new materials in their research, they have to know how to cite them. That's where the Social Media Citation Guide comes in. I found the one below on Twitter. It was posted by Daisy Dyer Duerr and created by Teach Bytes.
Looking for more citation tools to help your students out? Learn about EasyBib here. Still looking for more resources? Learn about the Google Research Tool and how it can help your student cite correctly and how to best use it for student projects here.
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Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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