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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

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom Many critics of Twitter believe that the 140-character microblog offered by the ubiquitous social network can do little for the education industry. They are wrong. K-12 teachers have taken advantage of Twitter’s format to keep their classes engaged and up-to-date on the latest technologies. The following projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to Twitter in the classroom to create important and lasting lessons. 1. Tweet about upcoming due dates or assignments. One of the simplest ways that teachers can use Twitter in the classroom involves setting up a feed dedicated exclusively to due dates, tests or quizzes. 2. Subscribe to different mainstream and independent news feeds with different biases as a way to compare and contrast how different perspectives interpret current events and issues. 3. The modern-day classroom has to account for a variety of learning styles in... Making ESL students feel welcome at their new school is vital to their success... 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

localtweeps :: Help Localize The Twittersphere! :: Home Chalk Talk 10/29/10 – Twitter Chat Tools Chalk Talk Friday represents conversations and brilliance I’ve discovered traversing my way through the Blogosphere. From professional to personal development, these are the posts and links have in some way touched my head or my heart. I have been learning so much lately from participating in Twitter Chats. I am working on an upcoming post about the process, but these are the tools that have helped me make the most of the Chat Expereince! TweetChat : My favorite! TweetGrid : Web-based app that can monitor more than one hashtag or chat. Twitter-in-the-English-Classroom Musicians on Twitter: 100+ Artists That Tweet This post was co-authored by Cameron Chapman, who writes a blog at and is @cameron_chapman on , and Alec Feld, who authors a blog at and is @alecfeld on . As the industry changes, so have the methods by which music is promoted. Traditional marketing is being replaced by artists and bands using social media sites like Twitter to engage fans, promote their work, and connect with others. The modern web and the future of the music industry seem almost inextricably intertwined in terms of marketing, listening, communicating, and purchasing. Is your favorite artist tweeting? 50 Cent - Rapper 50 Cent posts tons of links, retweets content (mostly about himself) and updates very regularly. Adam Goldstein - Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, tweets mostly about his music. Al Yankovic - Comedic singer Al Yankovic's tweets are usually funny, often giving some insight into his day-to-day life. Britney Spears - No introduction is needed for Britney. D.A. Hadouken!

HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Twitter #Hashtags One of the most complex features of Twitter for new users to understand is the hashtag, a topic with a hash symbol ("#") at the start to identify it. Twitter hashtags like #followfriday help spread information on Twitter while also helping to organize it. The hashtag is a favorite tool of conferences and event organizers, but it's also a way for Twitter users to organize themselves: if everyone agrees to append a certain hashtag to tweets about a topic, it becomes easier to find that topic in search, and more likely the topic will appear in Twitter's Trending Topics. So how do you disseminate and make sense of all this hashtag madness? Have a tip to share on hashtags or a unique way you utilize them? 1. For new Twitter users, and even we veterans, figuring out what a specific hashtag is being used for can be a major chore. So what's the most efficient way to figure out those nasty hashtags? What the Trend? 2. What's buzzing on Twitter right now? 3. 4.

@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.

Taking off the training wheels Home > Archive > 2009 > May > 19 Tuesday, May 19, 2009 by Dave Winer. Technology loops, it follows a pattern that repeats, and we're in one of those loops right now. Here's how it goes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. That's the loop. So then the question comes up, as we've been talking about now for years, what does the break-out from Twitter look like? So... I'm thinking now that Twitter is this -- A very low ramp onto blogging, which itself was a low ramp onto publishing. For a guy like me, who mastered blogging long ago, Twitter is compelling because of the people. Plus if you believe the loop model, the best of the Twitter users, the ones who are doing the most interesting stuff with it, they're going to want more, soon. Earlier today I twitted: "I like the open web so much I'm willing to accept its limits." Then a few hours later Larry Page hinted at the explosive breakout I'm looking for. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Just one little protocol to implement it. Oh happy day! "cheesecake" Recent stories

revisit revisit is a real–time visualization of twitter messages (tweets) around a specific topic. You can create your own twitter wall at a conference or an ambient display at your company or whatever use you come up with. In contrast to other twitter stream tools, it provides a sense of the temporal dynamics in the twitter stream, and emphasizes the conversational threads established by retweets and @replies. The tool is currently offline due to major changes in the Twitter API (more info), but please find a screencast here: revisit see5 from Moritz Stefaner on Vimeo. revisit aligns all twitter messages for your search terms along a timeline. When new tweets arrive, they are brought to the front and highlighted. A more complex conversational situation, with multiple interconnected retweets and replies. Source code + standalone version can be downloaded at github

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