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Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter
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Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter

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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. <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet by Howard Rheingold, </li></ul><ul><li>6:55 PM, April 19, 2009 </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 3. twitter & me <ul><li>My first exposure to twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Educause </li></ul><ul><li>October 23, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>I talked with people who were: </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking the fires in Southern California </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging during a session on social networking </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 4. my first tweet <ul><li>I’m at work. </li></ul><ul><li>7:56 AM Oct 31 st , 2007 from Facebook </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 5. Why do I pay attention to twitter? <ul><li>I’m interested in ways we can employ technology in student services and in teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>If you follow the right people and filter out the mundane, you can learn a lot in 140 character snippets. </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 6. So, what are some of the interesting things I’ve found? AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 7. tweets from the Registrar’s Office <ul><li>Scott Dittman, the Registrar at Washington & Lee University, uses twitter to keep the campus informed about Registrar’s Office activities and deadlines. </li></ul><ul><li>Now I do too! </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 8. Howard Rheingold <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently someone asked me who was the one person they should follow on twitter. My response: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/hrheingold </li></ul></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 9. Howard on attention in the classroom <ul><li>http://blip.tv/file/691678?filename=HowardRheingold-Attention110.mov </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 10. Howard Rheingold’s twitter and educational technology bookmarks AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 11. twitter in the classroom <ul><li>Kim Smith, a graduate student at UT Dallas, made this video describing how Dr. Monica Rankin uses twitter in her US History 2 class. </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/kesmit3 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WPVWDkF7U8&feature=player_embedded </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 12. Dave Parry (aka “Academic Dave”) <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/academicdave </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 13. Some other interesting stuff… AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 14. In Bb 2.0 <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.inbflat.net/ </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 15. Fluther <ul><li>“ Fluther” is the collective term for a group of jellyfish. It’s also a site that combines social networking with Q&A. </li></ul><ul><li>I used Fluther to get some ideas for this talk. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fluther.com </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 16. Prezi <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.prezi.com </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 17. A short video on Prezi <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-H8Z0MNu0 </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 18. SlideShare <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 19. Locaccino <ul><li>Locaccino is a Facebook app developed at Carnegie Mellon University that allows users to share their location with others in their social network. </li></ul><ul><li>http://locaccino.org/ </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 20. A short video on Locaccino from The Chronicle of Higher Education <ul><li>http://chronicle.com/media/video/v55/i25/tracking/ </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 21. backchan.nl <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li> http://backchan.nl/ </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 22. PicoCool <ul><li>“ PicoCool is a global community dedicated to uncovering the cool, whether in art, design, environment, culture, architecture, fashion, travel or technology.” </li></ul><ul><li> http://picocool.com/ </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 23. Found on PicoCool <ul><li>IdeaPaint can turn a regular wall into a dry-erase whiteboard. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve suggested that we use it in a couple classroom buildings we’re currently planning. </li></ul><ul><li>http://ideapaint.com </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 24. One final thought… <ul><li>“ Sometimes the things that make the biggest splash are the first things that sink to the bottom.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Infante </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  • 25. Questions or Comments? <ul><li>Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith </li></ul><ul><li>University Registrar </li></ul><ul><li>University of Connecticut </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/j_von </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/Uconn_Registrar </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009

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