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    • Learning Technology Center LTC@uwm.edu Sharon Stoerger [email_address]
      • Part 1: What is social media?
      • Part 2: Language learning with Twitter & Facebook
      • Part 3: Other social media language learning tools
      • Part 4: Additional uses of social media in my language classes
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      • Microblogging tool
      • Discussion posts without titles
      • 140 characters
      • Passive or active
      • Access
        • Twitter.com
        • Social dashboards (e.g., TweetDeck, HootSuite)
        • Social browsers (e.g., RockMelt, Fizzik)
        • Mobile
      • Following
      • Twitterature
        • Summarizing articles/literature into tweets
      • Collaborative writing
        • Mobile phone novels
        • Keitai shousetsu
      • Correcting tweets
      • Twitter conversations
        • Class, community
        • Hashtags
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      • Search Twitter
        • http://search.twitter.com
      • Twitter Professors
        • http://mashable.com/2009/02/16/twitter-professors/
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      • @ikll (I Kinda Like Languages  language courses)
      • @learnkanji (Japanese vocabulary)
      • @learnspanish
      • @frenchlanguage
      • @ChinesePod
      • News sources (e.g., @lemonde, @el_pais, @RusNews, @CNICJapan, @ChineseWSJ)
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      • Retweet = Rt, RT or rtwt
      • Read someone else’s tweet  share it!
      • Replying = @username
      • @username  see tweet even if not following
        • Example: @csoleil y at-il un soft pour ça?
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      • Wefollow
        • http://wefollow.com/
      • Twibes
        • http://www.twibes.com
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      • Broadcast  broad audience
      • Keeps relevant tweets together
      • Synchronous chat sessions (e.g., #realwplearn)
      • Tweet using hashtag…
      • #somelang
      • #flteach  – Teaching foreign languages
      • #langchat  – Learning and teaching languages
      • # mfl  – Modern foreign languages
      • #elt ,  #eltchat ,  #ESL ,  #TESL ,  #TESOL ,  # EFL  –Learning and teaching English as a second or foreign language
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      • PRIVACY
      • “ Like” vs. “friend”
      • What you write  their news feed (i.e., wall)
      • What they write  NOT on your wall
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      • Find Pages
        • Coffee Break French
        • Coffee Break Spanish
      • Language Learning Tools (apps)
        • Luingo - Language learning tools
      • Find Groups & Communities
        • busuu.com (language learning community)
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      • Synchronous Communication
        • Skype
        • Google Voice & Video
      • Collaborative writing
        • Wikis (e.g., Wikispaces, PBWorks)
        • Google Docs
      • Communities
        • LiveMocha
        • Busuu
      • Second Life Places
        • EduNation Island
        • Babel Island
        • Sky Learning Center
      • Second Life Groups
        • Chinese School
        • English as a Second Language School
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      • Announcements & supplemental information
      • Live microblogging
      • Connections/PLNs (e.g., Siemens, 2004)
      • Practice speaking & writing
      • Polling
      • Group activities/backchannel communication
      • Other?
      • Synchronous chat sessions
        • #learnchat
        • Tweetchat ( http://tweetchat.com/ ; monitor tweets)
      • Daily microlearning
        • Top tips
        • Articles to read
        • Vocabulary
      • Scavenger hunts
        • Build information literacy, problem solving
        • U of Idaho ( http://www.today.uidaho.edu/Details.aspx?ID=5018 )
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      • Tweetdoc
        • http://www.tweetdoc.org/
      • Twapper Keeper
        • http://twapperkeeper.com
      • The Archivist
        • http://archivist.visitmix.com/
      • Keepstream
        • http://keepstream.com
      • Establish relevance for students
      • Recommend people to follow
      • Model effective use
      • Encourage students’ active/ongoing participation
      • Integrate into assessments
      • Continue to actively participate
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      • Sharon Stoerger
      • [email_address]