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Panel presentation at ALSB Conference in Seattle 2014

Panel presentation at ALSB Conference in Seattle 2014

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  • 1. So You Wanna Use Technology . . . we can help Ida M. Jones Denise Farag Lori K. Harris-Ransome
  • 2. 21st Century Literacies Literacies • Attention • Participation • Collaboration • Network awareness • Critical consumption Attention, and Other 21st-Century Social Media Literacies by Howard Rheingold, available at http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/at tention-and-other-21st-century-social- media-literacies Article
  • 3. THE BACKCHANNEL Twitter and TodaysMeet What the F@#!@ is a Backchannel?
  • 4. Twitter v. Today’s Meet Twitter • Easy to create account • 140-character limit per posting (can use programs for longer postings) • Designed for public access • Can link pictures, videos • Cannot moderate content Today’s Meet • No account required/access by room name/number • 140-character limit per posting • Designed for limited interaction or could be public • Very simple interface • Can moderate content How could YOU use a backchannel?
  • 5. THE BACKCHANNEL Twitter and TodaysMeet
  • 6. Twitter Home Page
  • 7. Twitter Account Page
  • 8. THE BACKCHANNEL Twitter and TodaysMeet
  • 9. TodaysMeet-Simple Creation
  • 10. TodaysMeet-Join
  • 11. TodaysMeet: How to Chat
  • 12. USING TWITTER IN THE CLASSROOM
  • 13. My Tweeting Class • Sports Marketing Law class • Required for Sports Marketing majors • 18 students • Most hadn’t used much technology in their marketing classes previously • Survey: 50% created a Twitter account for the first time in this class
  • 14. Twitter Assignments • Student Assignments: – Take notes and ask questions during class – 5 minute presentation which was a group summary of weekly tweets – Tweet outside class • My Goal: More involvement with and knowledge of Course Content – Reading – Reflection – Current Events
  • 15. Group Summary Weekly summary; 5 minute presentation – Immediate feedback – Reinforcement of learning – Discussion of current events
  • 16. BA179-First Exams • Number of As higher pre-Twitter • Number of Bs higher Twitter first use • Number of Cs same sp 2011 & 2013 (pre and post Twitter) • Number of Ds remained the same • Fs higher 2nd Twitter usage
  • 17. BA179-Course Grades • A Course Grades equivalent • B course grades lower Sp 2014 • C course grades much higher post-Twitter • D course grades same • F course grades higher pre-Twitter
  • 18. GATHERING AROUND THE FIRE: NEARPOD PowerPoint on Steroids?
  • 19. Nearpod Homepage Nearpod.com
  • 20. Example of Nearpod Interface
  • 21. The Upsides: Useful in the Classroom • Easy to use: provide meeting number & students join • Students must follow along • Can be used on any device • Majority of students (80+%) liked it better than PowerPoint • Can conduct polls, show poll results to the class
  • 22. The Upsides: Evidence/Data • Analytics • Who logged on • Who participated in polls and poll results • Results can be downloaded as a report
  • 23. The Upsides: Additional Info • Free for basic accounts; limited number of users • Free to students even if you upgrade • Can be designed as homework, with polls • Easy to learn
  • 24. The Downsides • Students must follow along • Cannot download presentation from Nearpod; must create PDF or PowerPoint first • Moderately difficult to design depending on your current presentation methods • Requires good wireless connectivity • Students cannot work on group projects from within the program-that must be done outside the program
  • 25. 21st Century Literacies Literacies • Attention • Participation • Collaboration • Network awareness • Critical consumption Attention, and Other 21st-Century Social Media Literacies by Howard Rheingold, available at http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/at tention-and-other-21st-century-social- media-literacies Article
  • 26. Questions