Twitter in the Classroom

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The slide deck from my "Twitter in the Classroom" talk, including considerations and tips for integrating Twitter in class to support learning outcomes.

The slide deck from my "Twitter in the Classroom" talk, including considerations and tips for integrating Twitter in class to support learning outcomes.

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  • 1. via bfishadow on FlickrTwitter in the Classroom@Megan_Ura
  • 2. Post short updates using 140 characters or less. Give and receive information in real time. Microblog = text messaging + blogging
  • 3. Why Twitter? Global learning Real time events, discussion Active industry leaders Build up peer learning community Mobile makes it easy Digital literacy, citizenship Anonymity, or not via Lordcolus on Flickr
  • 4. Twitter as backchannelMonica Rankin, UT Dallas History Professor
  • 5. Ideas for Classroom Use sharing resources and research  engage with industry pros develop student PLNs  groupwork (across oceans) track trends  backchannel reflective practice/summarizing  office hours publishing/sharing work  networking with educators (#educhat, #highered) creative writing  [your ideas here] live tweet events/trips/media
  • 6. Is Twitter for my course?1.What learning objectives can be met?2.Will Twitter (or another tool) best meet that need? Instructional Technology can help!3.What’s the expected behavior of the students? Of myself?
  • 7. Steps to SuccessGet on Twitter yourself first.Go mobile.Integrate with learning outcomes.Poll students to gauge needs.If you’re going to do it, require it. via stevegarfield on Flickr
  • 8. Here to Help1.Resources and case studies: www.diigo.com/user/meganura/Twitter%20faculty2.Instructional Design: Faculty Resource Center instcom@stedwards.edu3.Tech Training for Faculty and Students: Training 512-448-8554 / training@stedwards.edu4.User Guides, FAQs: http://support.twitter.com
  • 9. @Megan_UraComputer Training CoordinatorSt. Edward’s University Instructional TechnologyMoody Hall 309megang@stedwards.edu512-448-8554