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This is a presentation I gave at the 2009 AACRAO Technology Conference. My intent was to provide a fun and thought-provoking close to the conference.

This is a presentation I gave at the 2009 AACRAO Technology Conference. My intent was to provide a fun and thought-provoking close to the conference.

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  • 1. Things I found via twitter … and some other interesting technology Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith University of Connecticut AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 2.
    • “ Beauty of Twitter is that each of us has freedom to follow who we want. I don't care about Oprah/Ashton. I seek quality info.”
    • Tweet by Howard Rheingold,
    • 6:55 PM, April 19, 2009
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  • 3. twitter & me
    • My first exposure to twitter
    • Educause
    • October 23, 2007
    • I talked with people who were:
    • Tracking the fires in Southern California
    • Microblogging during a session on social networking
    AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 4. my first tweet
    • I’m at work.
    • 7:56 AM Oct 31 st , 2007 from Facebook
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  • 5. Why do I pay attention to twitter?
    • I’m interested in ways we can employ technology in student services and in teaching and learning.
    • If you follow the right people and filter out the mundane, you can learn a lot in 140 character snippets.
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  • 6. So, what are some of the interesting things I’ve found? AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 7. tweets from the Registrar’s Office
    • Scott Dittman, the Registrar at Washington & Lee University, uses twitter to keep the campus informed about Registrar’s Office activities and deadlines.
    • Now I do too!
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  • 8. Howard Rheingold
    • Howard describes himself as “online instigator, educator, offline gardener”. He’s the author of Smart Mobs and teaches Digital Journalism at Stanford and Community/Social Media at UC Berkeley.
    • Recently someone asked me who was the one person they should follow on twitter. My response:
      • http://twitter.com/hrheingold
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  • 9. Howard on attention in the classroom
    • http://blip.tv/file/691678?filename=HowardRheingold-Attention110.mov
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  • 10. Howard Rheingold’s twitter and educational technology bookmarks AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 11. twitter in the classroom
    • Kim Smith, a graduate student at UT Dallas, made this video describing how Dr. Monica Rankin uses twitter in her US History 2 class.
    • http://twitter.com/kesmit3
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WPVWDkF7U8&feature=player_embedded
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  • 12. Dave Parry (aka “Academic Dave”)
    • Dave Parry teaches Emerging Media at UT Dallas. He tweets about social media, technology, education, politics, and other topics. His reading recommendations are often quite interesting.
    • http://twitter.com/academicdave
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  • 13. Some other interesting stuff… AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 14. In Bb 2.0
    • In Bb 2.0 is a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls, and developed with contributions from users.
    • http://www.inbflat.net/
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  • 15. Fluther
    • “ Fluther” is the collective term for a group of jellyfish. It’s also a site that combines social networking with Q&A.
    • I used Fluther to get some ideas for this talk.
    • http://www.fluther.com
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  • 16. Prezi
    • Prezi is a new – currently in beta – Flash-based presentation software that uses a zooming user interface, rather than the slide-by-slide model. I like the mind-mapping approach to creating presentations that it encourages.
    • http://www.prezi.com
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  • 17. A short video on Prezi
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-H8Z0MNu0
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  • 18. SlideShare
    • When I tweeted about doing this presentation, I got a direct message from someone asking if I was going to put the presentation on SlideShare.
    • http://www.slideshare.net/
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  • 19. Locaccino
    • Locaccino is a Facebook app developed at Carnegie Mellon University that allows users to share their location with others in their social network.
    • http://locaccino.org/
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  • 20. A short video on Locaccino from The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • http://chronicle.com/media/video/v55/i25/tracking/
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  • 21. backchan.nl
    • backchan.nl is a product of the MIT Media Lab that facilitates the interaction between audience members and presenters. I’m interested in seeing how it progresses.
    • http://backchan.nl/
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  • 22. PicoCool
    • “ PicoCool is a global community dedicated to uncovering the cool, whether in art, design, environment, culture, architecture, fashion, travel or technology.”
    • http://picocool.com/
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  • 23. Found on PicoCool
    • IdeaPaint can turn a regular wall into a dry-erase whiteboard.
    • I’ve suggested that we use it in a couple classroom buildings we’re currently planning.
    • http://ideapaint.com
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  • 24. One final thought…
    • “ Sometimes the things that make the biggest splash are the first things that sink to the bottom.”
    • Jim Infante
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  • 25. Questions or Comments?
    • Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith
    • University Registrar
    • University of Connecticut
    • [email_address]
    • http://twitter.com/j_von
    • http://twitter.com/Uconn_Registrar
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