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So You Wanna Use Technology
. . . we can help
Ida M. Jones
Denise Farag
Lori K. Harris-Ransome
21st Century Literacies
Literacies
• Attention
• Participation
• Collaboration
• Network awareness
• Critical consumption
...
THE BACKCHANNEL
Twitter and TodaysMeet
What the F@#!@
is a
Backchannel?
Twitter v. Today’s Meet
Twitter
• Easy to create account
• 140-character limit per
posting (can use programs
for longer po...
THE BACKCHANNEL
Twitter and TodaysMeet
Twitter Home Page
Twitter Account Page
THE BACKCHANNEL
Twitter and TodaysMeet
TodaysMeet-Simple
Creation
TodaysMeet-Join
TodaysMeet:
How to Chat
USING TWITTER IN THE
CLASSROOM
My Tweeting Class
• Sports Marketing Law class
• Required for Sports Marketing majors
• 18 students
• Most hadn’t used muc...
Twitter Assignments
• Student Assignments:
– Take notes and ask questions during class
– 5 minute presentation which was a...
Group Summary
Weekly summary; 5 minute
presentation
– Immediate feedback
– Reinforcement of learning
– Discussion of curre...
BA179-First Exams
• Number of As higher pre-Twitter
• Number of Bs higher Twitter first use
• Number of Cs same sp 2011 & ...
BA179-Course Grades
• A Course Grades equivalent
• B course grades lower Sp 2014
• C course grades much higher post-Twitte...
GATHERING AROUND THE FIRE:
NEARPOD
PowerPoint on Steroids?
Nearpod Homepage
Nearpod.com
Example of Nearpod Interface
The Upsides: Useful in the
Classroom
• Easy to use: provide meeting number & students
join
• Students must follow along
• ...
The Upsides: Evidence/Data
• Analytics
• Who logged on
• Who participated in
polls and poll results
• Results can be
downl...
The Upsides: Additional Info
• Free for basic accounts; limited number of users
• Free to students even if you upgrade
• C...
The Downsides
• Students must follow along
• Cannot download presentation from Nearpod;
must create PDF or PowerPoint firs...
21st Century Literacies
Literacies
• Attention
• Participation
• Collaboration
• Network awareness
• Critical consumption
...
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  1. 1. So You Wanna Use Technology . . . we can help Ida M. Jones Denise Farag Lori K. Harris-Ransome
  2. 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. 3. THE BACKCHANNEL Twitter and TodaysMeet What the F@#!@ is a Backchannel?
  4. 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. 5. THE BACKCHANNEL Twitter and TodaysMeet
  6. 6. Twitter Home Page
  7. 7. Twitter Account Page
  8. 8. THE BACKCHANNEL Twitter and TodaysMeet
  9. 9. TodaysMeet-Simple Creation
  10. 10. TodaysMeet-Join
  11. 11. TodaysMeet: How to Chat
  12. 12. USING TWITTER IN THE CLASSROOM
  13. 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. 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. 15. Group Summary Weekly summary; 5 minute presentation – Immediate feedback – Reinforcement of learning – Discussion of current events
  16. 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. 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. 18. GATHERING AROUND THE FIRE: NEARPOD PowerPoint on Steroids?
  19. 19. Nearpod Homepage Nearpod.com
  20. 20. Example of Nearpod Interface
  21. 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. 22. The Upsides: Evidence/Data • Analytics • Who logged on • Who participated in polls and poll results • Results can be downloaded as a report
  23. 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. 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. 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. 26. Questions
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