Things I found via twitter … and some other interesting technology Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith University of Connecticut AACRA...
<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 ...
twitter & me <ul><li>My first exposure to twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Educause  </li></ul><ul><li>October 23, 2007 </li></ul...
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 C...
Why do I pay attention to twitter? <ul><li>I’m interested in ways we can employ technology in student services and in teac...
So, what are some of the interesting things I’ve found? AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
tweets from the Registrar’s Office <ul><li>Scott Dittman, the Registrar at Washington & Lee University, uses twitter to ke...
Howard Rheingold <ul><li>Howard describes himself as “online instigator, educator, offline gardener”. He’s the author of  ...
Howard on attention in the classroom <ul><li>http://blip.tv/file/691678?filename=HowardRheingold-Attention110.mov </li></u...
Howard Rheingold’s twitter and educational technology bookmarks AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
twitter in the classroom <ul><li>Kim Smith, a graduate student at UT Dallas, made this video describing how Dr. Monica Ran...
Dave Parry (aka “Academic Dave”) <ul><li>Dave Parry teaches Emerging Media at UT Dallas. He tweets about social media, tec...
Some other interesting stuff… AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
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 ...
Fluther <ul><li>“ Fluther” is the collective term for a group of jellyfish. It’s also a site that combines social networki...
Prezi <ul><li>Prezi is a new – currently in beta – Flash-based presentation software that uses a zooming user interface, r...
A short video on Prezi <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-H8Z0MNu0 </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
SlideShare <ul><li>When I tweeted about doing this presentation, I got a direct message from someone asking if I was going...
Locaccino <ul><li>Locaccino is a Facebook app developed at Carnegie Mellon University that allows users to share their loc...
A short  video on Locaccino from  The   Chronicle of Higher Education <ul><li>http://chronicle.com/media/video/v55/i25/tra...
backchan.nl <ul><li>backchan.nl is a product of the MIT Media Lab that facilitates the interaction between audience member...
PicoCool <ul><li>“ PicoCool is a global community dedicated to uncovering the cool, whether in art, design, environment, c...
Found on PicoCool <ul><li>IdeaPaint can turn a regular wall into a dry-erase whiteboard. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve suggested ...
One final thought… <ul><li>“ Sometimes the things that make the biggest splash are the first things that sink to the botto...
Questions or Comments? <ul><li>Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith </li></ul><ul><li>University Registrar </li></ul><ul><li>University...
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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.

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Aacrao Tech 09 Presentation On Things I Found Via Twitter

  1. 1. Things I found via twitter … and some other interesting technology Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith University of Connecticut AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. So, what are some of the interesting things I’ve found? AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  7. 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. 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. 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. 10. Howard Rheingold’s twitter and educational technology bookmarks AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  11. 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. 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. 13. Some other interesting stuff… AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  14. 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. 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. 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. 17. A short video on Prezi <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-H8Z0MNu0 </li></ul>AACRAO Technology Conference, July 2009
  18. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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