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‘Word Nerd’ tests the distinctiveness of the words you use on Twitter. It works by scanning your last 100 tweets, and comparing the words you have used with those stored in Google’s immense NGram¹ database - a collection of several hundreds of thousands of words Google has gathered from its Books project. Foreign words, non-words (like ‘Lolz!’), and ‘stop words’ - words like ‘the’ and ‘and’ that are used so frequently by everyone as to be irrelevant - are first removed from the list. A custom algorithm then calculates the distinctiveness of the words you’ve used by examining how frequently each appears across the books from which Google’s NGram database is derived. (A word that appears more frequently scores lower, and vice versa.)
David Parry , a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, talks about using Twitter for his courses. Mini-ideas in 140 characters or less Twitter is an interesting service that I use daily to share links and mini-ideas. My account is here: http://twitter.com/AllergyNotes Although I am still working on trying to figure out how to use it best for medical education, I do enjoy the short updates from the 40 or so people I follow. For some sample posts, please see:
This handful of resources provide about 100 different ideas for, and examples of, using Twitter in the classroom. It’s been almost 8 months since I published the post, “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom” , about uses of the popular micro-blogging tool in the instructional setting. This post generated a lot of traffic, and continues to attract hundreds of viewers every week. Since that brief posting, I’ve come across a lot of articles containing examples and suggestions for using Twitter in instructional applications. I’ve combed through many of these and tried to boil down the redundancies to create a rich set of idea-laden resources.
Twitter can play role in higher attainment and better engagement, study finds.
Have you ever tried to signup for a second Twitter account using an email address that has already been used? You can’t, Twitter only allows you to have one account per unique email address. There is a way around this and I will show you how. The only thing you need is a Gmail address.
Every day on Twitter, educators discuss issues they’re facing, share advice and pass on resources. But as Tom Whitby found out when he started debates on the social network , conversations can be hard to follow, especially when they’re mixed in with a bunch of tweets from other people. That’s where the hashtag edchat comes in.
#Edchat What is #edchat? To answer this question, view the video below, produced by Shelly Terrell ( @shellterrell ), and also visit her blog posts on the subject: What is #Edchat and #Edchat: Join the Conversation .