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50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom
Twitter has caught fire across many professional fields as well as personally, but it seems to be in the beginning stages in the realm of higher education. The creative ways Twitter users have incorporated microblogging has become inspirational, so the recent trend of using Twitter at college, including at online colleges, is sure to keep evolving into an ever more impressive tool. Make sure you don’t get left behind by incorporating some of these educational and fun ways that Twitter can be used in the college classroom. Communication Twitter offers new and exciting ways to open up the lines of communication in the classroom. Find out some of the ways it can work with this list. Direct Tweet. Class Projects and Discovering Content From learning how to use Twitter to finding useful information for class to practicing a foreign language, Twitter provides creative opportunities for learning. Twitter-specific projects. Twitter Tools Twhirl. Finding People in Academia to Follow Related:  Twitter in the classroom

Using Twitter in lectures, classes and workshops Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies The Social Academy Getting Started Getting started with Twitter Accessing and using Twitter The Basics Building Community Communicating with others Sharing links and resources Keeping up to date Problem solving Serendipitous learning Presentations, Events, Classes & Training Using the backchannel at an event Incorporating the backchannel in a presentation Live presentation streaming Lectures, classes & workshops Feedback and quizzes Micro-Learning Micro-learning Daily micro-learning Synchronous learning Other activities Collaborative writing Brainstorming Scavenger hunts Serious games Running a book club Managing multiple accounts & networks Synching Twitter with other networks Managing multiple Twitter accounts & networks Scheduling tweets Reading List 200+ articles about Twitter for Learning Twitter application list Micro-blogging and Twitter apps Coaching & Workshops to support this Guide in your organization available from Social-Media-Coaches

Twitter-in-the-English-Classroom In-Class Tweeting in a Large Lecture Class « The PR Post January 30, 2010 by Tiffany Gallicano With encouragement from Dawn Gilpin, I decided to introduce in-class tweeting to my class hashtag in my Media and Society class. Below is a slidecast I shared with the Teaching Effectiveness Program at the University of Oregon about my experiences with using in-class tweeting. I discuss benefits of in-class tweeting and recommendations for presenting in-class tweeting to students. As mentioned in the slidecast, I share a video with my students to open a discussion about Twitter and the importance of conversation. You can find the video I show here. Additional Resources 50 Ways to Use Twitter in a Large Lecture Classroom Tweeting in Class Live Tweeting Makes Learning More Lively Like this: Like Loading...

@RealTimeGatsby - Effective use of Twitter for English Class Just today I came across the Twitter account @RealTimeGatsby. Yep, it is exactly what it sounds like – a real time account of the novel The Great Gatsby, only tweeted and not read. Something similar has been done for World War II, which became wildly popular and was incredibly educational. After seeing only a few tweets (at the time of posting this) it seems that @RealTimeGatsby will not disappoint either. See some of their first tweets below: #Nick - Excited about moving out East. #Daisy - Can’t decide between the white dress and the other white dress. #Myrtle - That sign down the road is creepy in the morning. The use of Hashtags modernizes the novels core meanings and brings a completely different sense of understanding to students.

News: Tweeting in Class DENVER — Do Twitter skeptics really believe the popular microblogging service offers no educational value, or are they just afraid of it? For W. Gardner Campbell, director of the Academy of Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, there is no question that fear of straying from the status quo has inhibited the development of Twitter as a teaching tool. “I go to conferences like Open Education 2009, and I come back with T-shirts like this: ‘Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute,’ ” he said Wednesday at the annual Educause conference here. “And all it adds up to is more punishment at the hands of well-meaning, sometimes, but ultimately self-preserving institutional structures.” While some higher ed officials — including nearly everyone at Wednesday's debate between Campbell and Bruce Maas, CIO of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee — use Twitter for fun, many balk at the idea of incorporating it into the classroom. Interested in Technology Issues? It’s also a data-gathering resource.

Twitter Lesson - Learning English on Twitter Lesson By Kenneth Beare Twitter has exploded across the Internet and more and more English learners are taking advantage of Twitter to practice their English. Learning English on Twitter is ideal for a few reasons: Twitter's 140 character limit ensures that English is practiced in bite-sized bits.Students can discover information about any topic, especially popular culture topics.Students can receive bite-sized tips on English learning via Twitter. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Aim: Twitter lesson to practice English taking advantage of Twitter Activity: Introduction and continuing Twitter communication activity to help students use Twitter on a regular basis to improve English communication skills Level: Low-intermediate to advanced Outline: Get up to speed on Twitter if you are not familiar with the service. Follow-up Activities

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Teachers Take to Twitter Published Online: September 21, 2009 Published in Print: October 1, 2009, as Teachers Take to Twitter By Josh Cohen When Tom Barrett, a 4th grade teacher in Nottinghamshire, England, wanted to spice up a math lesson on probability, he didn’t turn to his department colleagues or a professional organization. Instead, he looked to the micro-blogging tool Twitter. Before class, he sent out a message to his followers on Twitter, asking them to report the chance of snow that day in their area. The responses came from Australia, Scotland, Korea, the U.S., and elsewhere, providing a variety of probability data to work with. “I was delighted to use this networking technology in this way and it was great to finally execute what I had long conceived to be possible in my head,” Barrett wrote on his blog, ICT in the Classroom. Barrett is not alone. Better than Google? Ferriter says Twitter has become a regular part of his planning process. • Begin by following people you already know and trust.

How Twitter Saved my Literature Class: A Case Study with Discussion “How Twitter Saved my Literature Class: A Case Study with Discussion” Andy Jones, University of California, Davis Originally published: Jones, A. “How Twitter Saved my Literature Class: A Case Study with Discussion.” (2011). More than anything else, what distinguishes a great class from an adequate class is the attitude of the participants. In order for such a course to exist, in order for this transformational learning to take place, the instructor and students together must face down an array of obstacles and distractions. Perhaps recent research in industrial psychology could help us understand what motivates our students. I had this question in mind as I was preparing for a short fiction class for 30 undergraduates that I taught during the summer of 2009 at the University of California, Davis. In effect, I decided to run my literature class like the student-centered writing classes that I teach in computer classrooms. I first encountered Twitter as a journalist. Why during that time?

Twitter, un vecteur de contacts réels ! Twitter, un vecteur de contacts réels ! Posted by dpndll on 8 décembre 2010 · Un commentaire La conférence Tice2010 se termine : elle fut riche en échanges très diversifiés. En effet, contrairement à ce qui se passait quelques années auparavant, établir des contacts dans ce type d’évènements devient nettement plus facile. Pourquoi ? De plus en plus lors de conférences ou colloques, les organisateurs proposent aux participants de twitter en insérant un hashtag dédié. Que se passe-t-il ensuite ? Durant les divers ateliers, de nombreux tweets permettent de suivre les exposés : le jeu consiste alors à découvrir qui se trouve derrière les divers pseudos ! Ces interactions ne se sont pas limitées aux twitters présents dans les salles ! Ce document a été créé avec Tweetdoc : je ne connaissais pas encore cet outil et c’est grâce à un tweet que je l’ai découvert (merci à @PedagoLu). Parmi les outils liés à Twitter, Twitterwall.me permet de créer un "mur" de tweets lors d’un événement. Like this:

How Teachers Can Stop Being Scared Of Twitter November’s EdTechTeacher’s iPad Summit (which, by the way, I found through Twitter) completely amazed, overwhelmed, challenged, and inspired me. I left feeling empowered about the 1:1 iPad environment in which I was teaching and excited about the possibilities of technology inside and outside of my classroom. My Twitter Addiction I also left the conference with a mild addiction to Twitter. Like I said, it was a *mild* addiction. It’s A Conversation But it was more than just a running list of sites to check out and apps to investigate. My November tweets were frantic – a rushed effort to somehow document the torrent of information that surrounded me in presentations, online conversations, and Google excursions. The Personal Learning Network The people I had connected to in my PLN (personal learning network) share amazing materials about all aspects of education. Hashtags Ahoy! As a teacher, I have made a commitment to Twitter-time. Connect To Your Passion(s)

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