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Twitter (Microblogging)

Facebook In The Classroom. Seriously.

March 27, 2011

Do Popular Social Networking Applications Have A Place In The Classroom? A Growing Number Of Educators Say ‘Yes’. The post, “100 Ways To Teach With Twitter”, is one of the most consistently viewed article on this site. Similarly, “Facebook As An Instructional Technology Tool”, resulted in the 2nd most trafficked day here in 2010. While Facebook and Twitter […]

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Do you use Facebook or Twitter in the classroom (or know someone who does)?

February 16, 2011

I’ll be presenting examples of classroom uses of social networking tools at the Campus Technology 2011 conference. Do you have a story you would like share? If you’ve used Twitter or Facebook in the classroom successfully, and would be willing to have your story shared here on EmergingEdTech and possibly with CT 2011 conference attendees this […]

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5 Tips for Advancing Any Career Using Technology Tools

December 22, 2010

Guest writer Mike Patterson suggests 5 ways that students and professionals can utilize Internet based applications to advance their professional prospects. The 21st century has brought about a revolution in the way we obtain educational information, gain career exposure, and market ourselves for the jobs that we desire. Whether pursuing continued education or simply looking to advance in […]

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More than a third of Higher Education Faculty are on Twitter

October 31, 2010

Twitter use by Higher Education Faculty is more extensive than you might expect, and it’s on the rise.  This last week I came across this report from Magna Publications, published last month, which discusses their second annual survey of Twitter usage among college faculty. The survey was conducted over the summer and had 1,372 respondents. I have to say that I been […]

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100 Ways to Teach with Twitter

February 7, 2010

This handful of resources provide about 100 different ideas for, and examples of, using Twitter in the classroom. It’s been almost 8 months since I published the post, “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom”, about uses of the popular micro-blogging tool in the instructional setting. This post generated a lot of traffic, and continues to attract hundreds […]

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6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom

June 24, 2009

[NOTE: I have published an update to this post, titled "100 Ways To Teach With Twitter". This newer post contains the links below plus a new set of articles that provide a much more robust set of resources for ideas about teaching with Twitter. I highly advise clicking through to that article. Thanks! - KW Feb 8, 2010] […]

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A couple articles about one professor’s use of Twitter in the classroom

June 10, 2009

University of Texas History Professor Monica Rankin has been getting some press lately about her use of Twitter in the classroom. I thought this made for an interesting brief mid week post, and it also serves as a nice follow up to my February post about educational application of Twitter.

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10 internet technologies that educators should be informed about

April 19, 2009

There are so many different tools and technologies available on the internet today, and so many associated terms and concepts. As I think about topics to focus on here in the coming months, I want to make sure we’re touching on the most important ones. What are the most important internet technologies for educators to be aware of, and informed about? I’m sure many people would come up a slightly different list, but based on my observations and experiences, and feedback from faculty at my institution, I have selected the following technologies.

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Twitter & Education?

February 8, 2009

With all the buzz about Twitter these days, I figured I should look into what was going on with the potential uses of this microblogging application in the Educational arena. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised by the extent of web articles and postings about this topic.

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