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Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking?

Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Two academics discuss the pros and cons of using Twitter as a learning tool to encourage instinctive thinking in higher education
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In Classroom Experiment, All Discussion Happened via Twitter

In Classroom Experiment, All Discussion Happened via Twitter | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Students at George Mason University shifted their feet and chatted outside a classroom here on Tuesday morning, waiting for Stephen Groening’s class on cellphone cultures to begin. On tap was not an ordinary classroom discussion about the assigned readings. Instead, the entire conversation would take place by Twitter, and students were nervous.

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Twitter in a Higher Education Classroom: An Assessment

“Okay, everyone, now I want you to take out your phones or laptops and log on to Twitter.” My students gazed at me wide-eyed as I said those words last semester. One of them started laughing, saying, “Man, I never thought I’d hear a professor saying that.”

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44 Higher Education Experts to Follow on Twitter

44 Higher Education Experts to Follow on Twitter | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Twitter is easily the best way to stay on top of news on the web. These higher education experts will keep you informed and entertained. To read their blogs, check out these 50 must-read higher education technology blogs.

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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Recently TeachThought and Edudemic collaborated to produce the following spectrum for using twitter in the classroom.


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Twitter Actually Increases Your Overall Grades [Infographic]

Twitter Actually Increases Your Overall Grades [Infographic] | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is a common perception in the world that Twitter, Facebook and every other social networking site is bad for us.
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Disposable Twitter Accounts for Classroom Use

Disposable Twitter Accounts for Classroom Use | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Twitter comes up frequently on ProfHacker. We write about Twitter in the classroom, Twitter for conference (and unconference) backchannels, and using Twitter as part of a web presence strategy. One of my first ProfHacker posts was all about how and why academics should consider using the service.

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25 Ways Twitter Can Help Your Essay Writing

25 Ways Twitter Can Help Your Essay Writing | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It can also be used as a helpful tool for students who need to prepare a paper. Here are a couple dozen (or so) ways Twitter can help your essay writing.
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Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, December 30, 2012 5:00 PM

Wow! Twitter and essays! Who would've thought!

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 4, 2013 2:51 PM

Twitter and essays!  Wow

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, January 6, 2013 12:17 PM

It can also be used as a helpful tool for students who need to prepare a paper. Here are a couple dozen (or so) ways Twitter can help your essay writing.

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It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged

It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Further affirming what you probably already know, Twitter is evidently one of the best tools for learning and becoming an engaged student. We’ve covered the benefits of the social network ad nauseum for teachers and administrators over the past few years … but a new study solidifies the worth of Twitter for students.

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Twitter as a Serendipitous Learning Space

Twitter as a Serendipitous Learning Space | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Following the paper on “Serendipitous Learning: Recognising and Fostering the Potential of Microblogging” which was appeared in the February 2011 Issue of the FORM@ARE journal, I have s...

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Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development?

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers.

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10 New Ways Twitter Is Changing The College Lecture

10 New Ways Twitter Is Changing The College Lecture | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Continuing our theme of using Twitter in education this week, we bring you a look at the ways Twitter is causing the current lecture model to evolve. The following analysis is brought to you by our content partners over at Online Universities.

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Five Reasons Why Twitter Is Amazing In Large Lecture Classes

Five Reasons Why Twitter Is Amazing In Large Lecture Classes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
More and more students have Twitter accounts now. Here are five ways I use Twitter in my lecture classes.
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