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Tweeting, Trending, and # Hashtags. Noelle M Selkow, PhD, ATC Assistant Professor Kinesiology and Recreation. Overview. Twitter lingo Incorporating Twitter into the classroom Implementing Twitter into your course. What is Twitter all about. Social network and microblog created in 2006

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Tweeting trending and hashtags

Tweeting, Trending, and #Hashtags

Noelle M Selkow, PhD, ATC

Assistant Professor

Kinesiology and Recreation


Overview
Overview

  • Twitter lingo

  • Incorporating Twitter into the classroom

  • Implementing Twitter into your course


What is twitter all about
What is Twitter all about

  • Social network and microblog created in 2006

  • 140 characters (tweet)

  • 500 million registered users as of 2012

  • 340 million tweets daily

  • 40% pointless babble (social grooming)

  • 38% conversational


Twitter lingo
Twitter Lingo

  • Tweet

  • Tweep

  • Trending

  • Hash tag

  • RT (retweet)


Incorporating twitter into the classroom
Incorporating Twitter into the Classroom

  • Make an assignment

    • 3 tweets to @docselkow by February 28th

    • #course name (#InjBio)

    • Use current event (presidential inauguration), course topic (athletic injuries), discussion to article posted by instructor

    • Helped me become familiar with Twitter

    • Students use an avenue of communication already familiar with


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Incorporating Twitter into the Classroom

  • Post video, picture, article you come across and want to share

    • Encourages discussion outside of classroom

    • Learning beyond class time

    • Reiterate confusing topic in class


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Incorporating Twitter into the Classroom

  • Reminders, updates, extra credit, encouragement

    • Reminders of important dates for assignments, quizzes, exams

    • Updates to the course

    • Extra credit opportunities (1st person to respond with the correct answer)

    • Positive feedback to class, individual


Implementing twitter into your classroom
Implementing Twitter into your Classroom

  • Spend 5 minutes outlining an idea to incorporate Twitter into one of your courses this semester

  • Spend 2 minutes discussing your idea with the person next to you and give each other feedback

  • Time permitting, a few of you may share your idea with the group


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Do not be afraid to learn something new

  • Get feedback from students to see how it is working

  • Be as detailed as possible, so the students know what to expect

  • Have fun!

  • Remember to tweet about the symposium #ISUCTLT2013


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