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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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    • Things I found via twitter … and some other interesting technology Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith University of Connecticut AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
      • “ 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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    • 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
    • my first tweet
      • I’m at work.
      • 7:56 AM Oct 31 st , 2007 from Facebook
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    • 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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    • So, what are some of the interesting things I’ve found? AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
    • 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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    • 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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    • Howard on attention in the classroom
      • http://blip.tv/file/691678?filename=HowardRheingold-Attention110.mov
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    • Howard Rheingold’s twitter and educational technology bookmarks AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
    • 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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    • 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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    • Some other interesting stuff… AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • A short video on Prezi
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-H8Z0MNu0
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    • 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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    • 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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    • A short video on Locaccino from The Chronicle of Higher Education
      • http://chronicle.com/media/video/v55/i25/tracking/
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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