What is tuenti?
-Social Spanish network that began in the year 2006 - only you can
register with invitation - cannot look if you are not registered - use
personal information: name, province, age, account of mail - there is no
nicks - simple functioning - you can: to raise photos, to write comments
and private messages, to put videoes, to see the profiles of your friends,
How can we demand to the youth that there does Tuenti's
coherent and productive use if from the education it is not
educated for it?
For what Tuenti in the education?
1. t allows to have a nearest relation with the
student body, which it makes possible in turn
to have a good climate of classroom.
2. To share with the student body educational
materials (photos, videoes, etc.) elaborated in
class and also in excursions.
3. Both the pupils and the teacher can do
comments on photos and videoes, with what it
increases the feedback and the constructive
critique towards possible mistakes.
4. To evaluate activities realized in class across
photos and videoes.
5. To create events in Tuenti related to the
6. Links to possible web pages as well as to create a blog inside
7. To control possible conflicts between the student body.
8. Across the paragraph "Messages" it is possible to facilitate a
virtual tutorship with the teacher, in such a way that the pupils
could formulate questions or doubts on things treated in class.
9. Forms a more autonomous, responsible and sure pupil in a use of
the TIC, fundamental tool in the company of the 21st century.
Experience of a teacher who decided to use Tuenti in the
classroom creating an edublog.
- originally, it was only for the students of Harvard's University.
- it was created in 2004 but it was accessible throughout the
world from 2006.
- more than 600 million users, 2a most visited web page.
Pros and cons
PROS: - to improve the learning and the interaction between
couples - to generate knowledge of a collaborative way - very
flexible with the use of lists of friends - pupils responsible for
his learning process - can be used in mobiles, a custom that
develops non-stop and that allows major flexibility - more than
600 million users! (More than 7 in Spain)
Pros and cons
- protection of personal and educational information
- incites to play (to games of payment)
- it is necessary to be 13 years old an account to be done - it is
necessary form the teachers
According to Pilar Concheiro, teacher of Spanish in Reykjavik
(Iceland), Facebook: - it increases the credibility of the
teachers before the students
- allows to develop a collaborative learning more centred on the
pupil - allows that the class should continue beyond the
classroom Sonia Martínez Domene, teacher of literature in
Barcelona, reports also a very positive experience with 15 and
Organization of the speech
Promotion of the debate
Construction of identity
To create communities of learning
I rest to and - learning
According to the authorship we differ …
For the teacher it implies …
More work for anticipated
To preach with the example
New models of evaluation
“Say something to the world, but that is
in less than 140 characters "
It offers to his users the possibility of publishing and reading small
Twitter uses in the educational area (Steve Wheeler) Bulletin
board. The teacher can use this platform to communicate to him
with his group class (schedules, tasks, update of contents, etc.),
without the need to have e-mail. To share links. Every pupil looks
for a hyperlink on the topic that one is working in this moment
and shares it with the rest of companions. To summarize texts.
To realize a summary of an article or of the chapter of a reading
of 140 characters at the maximum. This activity develops the
capacity of synthesis and the use of vocabulary of the student
To compile information. For equipments of work, a famous
personage to choose and to realize a follow-up of his professional
activity. To centre on a historical personage, to create an
account Twitter to his name and to include a photography. The
participants will update this profile with income that refer to his
biography with a language similar to the one that he would use.
Micro-meetings to discuss a topic reminded in advance.
Written micro-statements of collaborative form.
To learn languages. The teacher can create income in foreign
languages and ask the students to answer in the same language
or that they translate the texts.
As complement to the explanation of this historical event, we can
realize the following activity using Twitter.
2º The teacher adopts the role of the
principal personage of the historical event
Believe his Twitter's account with the name and a
photo of the personage
Every pupil has to investigate what it made his personage and to
do a tweet with it bearing the timeline in mind, that is to say, it
will have to go supervising his hashtag to do his intervention
respecting the chronology of the event.
The teacher will be supervising the groups verifying in a manual
way the hashtags of the different groups.
To verify the result of the different groups there are numerous
options, one would be to take the publications of the different
groups to a blog and this way lead to other groups to the work of
The social networks bring over the informal learning and the
They facilitate the cooperative work in joint projects.
They promote the dialog between the companions.
They promote to share resources. They facilitate the
collaboration and develop communicative skills.
The teachers accede to information elaborated by other
teachers or by scientists and investigators of the whole world.
They help to improve the communication between the educational
center and his social environment, to optimize the management of
the centers and the communication with the educational
administration and to provide major opportunities of professional
development and formation continued to the teachers.
Teacher - pupil improve the communication. They stimulate the
participation, questions, interaction, activities.
The educational world cannot remain foreign before social
phenomena as this one that is changing the form of
communication between the persons.
The possibilities of the social networks are great and his use
will depend on the needs of the moment, as well as on the
capacity of the teacher to discover new applications.
The networks can reach very much to the education and
suppose an opening to the world.