Twitter in The Classroom 2014


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An overview of introducing Twitter in the classroom, where I have effectively used it Justice and Legal Practice intensive units since 2013 and embracing it in classes in 2015. Twitter encourages engagement, sharing of research and using social media responsibly. The Slideshare presentaiton features Dr Monica Rankins Twitter Experiment video.

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Twitter in The Classroom 2014

  1. 1. Twitter In The Classroom Bradley W. Deacon 2015© “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand” Chinese Proverb
  2. 2. Research Has Changed Before Google Students • Used libraries more • Used index cards • Had study groups in libraries
  3. 3. Research in 2014 Digital Natives • Google • Wikipedia • Social Media
  4. 4. Twitter Twitter • Free • Powerful • Informative • Became infamous Hudson River Plane Crash • Person ‘Tweeted’ as he walked on wing • News agencies had instantaneous live ‘feed’ • Limited to 140 characters
  5. 5. Twitter For Class 1. Twitter embraces classroom social media pedagogy by conceptualizing learner active engagement. 2. Twitter allows for global engagement by creating unit #tags 3. Use #tags that relate to the unit #justice101 #criminology201 4. Engage with other classes around the world and encourages sharing with all classes using the same common #tag 5. Remember to keep #tags short
  6. 6. Twitter For Class 1.Review Managing Your Online Reputation Slideshare by Cyber Guardians Online 2.Set up Twitter Account 3.Follow relevant groups, media, people 4.Twitter use in class reinforces responsible social media activity
  7. 7. Twitter Follow Suggestions Policing or Justice Courses • Media • Australian Institute of Criminology • University Departments relevant to your course • FBI • Justice Departments • Police Services • Major Law Firms • Department of Corrections • Time Magazine • Justice or Police Journals • Police One • Law Enforcement Net
  8. 8. # Tags A hash tag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic. For example, if you search on #LOST (or #Lost or #lost, because it's not case-sensitive), you'll get a list of tweets related to the TV show. What you won't get are tweets that say "I lost my wallet yesterday" because "lost" isn't preceded by the hash tag.
  9. 9. @yourname Use @ to get your tweet noticed by them Must use @bradleywdeacon for example in tweet
  10. 10. Your Profile Summary Reflects Who You Are & Your Interests
  11. 11. Remember • 140 characters • Use class #tags • Tweet responsibly • Share links • Engage daily
  12. 12. Sharing Links It is important to share links or Retweet (“RT”) relevant links
  13. 13. Lets Add A New Dimension To Learning & Embrace Twitter in the classroom in 2015 To Collectively Share Information
  14. 14. Australia: 0403 191 441 Questions? More Information?