Tag Archives: social

Social Network for Asking Questions and Contributing Answers

quora_logo.pngQuora is a place where you can ask questions and others contribute answers to your questions. You may ask, how is this different from a site like yahoo! Answers? You connect to Quora via your Twitter account for Facebook account. You can also search other questions other users have asked. Since you connect with your Facebook/Twitter account, you will be able to follow your friends that are already on Quora.

Others can also edit your question (to get better results or to improve wording). You can also post your question to Facebook or Twitter (if the person is not on Quora, it will prompt them to join if they want to answer your question). You can follow other users and you can also post questions and answers to your tumblr or WordPress blog (another way of sharing). If you want to check out Quora, click on the link below:

http://www.quora.com/

Social Network for Asking Questions and Contributing Answers

quora_logo.pngQuora is a place where you can ask questions and others contribute answers to your questions. You may ask, how is this different from a site like yahoo! Answers? You connect to Quora via your Twitter account for Facebook account. You can also search other questions other users have asked. Since you connect with your Facebook/Twitter account, you will be able to follow your friends that are already on Quora.

Others can also edit your question (to get better results or to improve wording). You can also post your question to Facebook or Twitter (if the person is not on Quora, it will prompt them to join if they want to answer your question). You can follow other users and you can also post questions and answers to your tumblr or WordPress blog (another way of sharing). If you want to check out Quora, click on the link below:

http://www.quora.com/

Facebook and Twitter Being Added to Class Participation

Purdue University is exploring a home grown program called Hotseat that integrates Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging (via a mobile device) so students can "back channel" during a class.

Back channeling has become popular recently at conferences and presentations. People use an application like Twitter to ask a question during class, and the teacher (or a speaker at a conference) can address that question during the time of the presentation. With Hotseat, students can propose questions and others can vote on the question to be addressed during the class. Regardless of the application, I think back channeling is a great way to use social media to engage your students and get instant feedback. To learn more about the program, view the video below:

Hello-Hello: Online Language Learning Community

hellohello_logo.pngHello-Hello is another online language community. It’s similar to sites like Livemocha, but there is a difference with this site, the ACTFL (The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) collaborated with Hello-Hello to help create the site. The lessons are great because they tackle very particle grammar like introducing yourself, what you look like, etc. You can write notes or create flashcards that you can share with other members of the Hello-Hello community. You can email other members and friend them. As a native speaker of a language listed on Hello-Hello, you can mark other Hello-Hello members’ submissions to written exercises. Another feature that is coming soon to Hello-Hello (it’s currently in beta) is a voice chat function to practice your language skills by speaking to another person. It is free and only has a few langauges (French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese). To try it out and create a free account, click on the link below:

http://www.hello-hello.com