Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Professional Day, April 2012

For those who did or didn't attend the the presentation on Social Media for professional and classroom use, we have provided the resources here for you.  A summary of the presentation in blog form will follow, but for now, enjoy!

Effective Uses of Facebook and Twitter in the Classroom
Uses/BenefitsPersonalProfessionalClassroom AnnouncementsClassroom Interaction
Facebook UsageFriending




PollingTracking/Data Collection

Keep connected with family, friends, and interests about important and/or frivolous things.Networking, CFPs, major scholars/professionals in the field, professional opportunities, industry news, and professional organizations.Reminding students about assignments, last minute changes, recommending links/resources for class or the school, and sharing advice.Developing discussions outside the classroom, organizing course information, and soliciting feedback.
Twitter UsageFollowing



#HashtagsLess concerns with anonymity
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Backchannel to class for conversation or notes.

Language manipulation skills
Example #1“Hey Joe—check out this video”“Anyone going to conference X and wanna split a room?”“Who has started their paper yet—remember, it’s due tomorrow!”“The first 5 people to find legitimate internet sources on today’s lesson, will get a bonus point.”
Example #2“My cat did the cutest thing.”“According to ‘reliable news source,’ your industry is about to implode.”“Class is cancelled today—keep reading for next class.”“What are the three major things you took from today’s class?”
Example #3“Who wants to go to a movie tonite?”“The National Association of Stuff is hosting a conference in your town.”“Here’s a link related to yesterday’s discussion.”“What do we think of this link in lieu of last week’s class discussion on topic X?”
Example #4“I’m bored…totally.”“Anyone know anyone that works at Company X—I’m trying to get a hold of someone for a contract option.”“Don’t forget to bring the other book to class tomorrow.”“What challenges are you finding with this assignment, reading, or course?”

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Further Resources

Recommends Books on the Topic of Social Media, Digital Technology, and Modern Society
  • Anderson, Chris. Free: The Future of a Radical Price. New York: Hyperion, 2009.
  • Bauerlein, Mark. The Digital Divide: Arguments for and against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2011.
  • Botsman, Rachel, and Roo Rogers. What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. New York: Harper Business, 2010.
  • Carr, Nicholas G. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.
  • Chatfield, Tom. Fun Inc: Why Gaming Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century. New York, NY: Pegasus Books, 2010.
  • Chen, Brian X. Always on: How the Iphone Unlocked the Anything - Anytime - Anywhere Future-and Locked Us in. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2011.
  • Jarvis, Jeff. Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2011.
  • Johnson, Steven. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter. New York: Riverhead Books, 2005
  • Levine, Robert. Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back. New York: Doubleday, 2011.
  • McGonigal, Jane. Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. New York: Penguin Press, 2011.
  • Pariser, Eli. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You. New York: Penguin Press, 2011
  • Rose, Frank. The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2011.
  • Rushkoff, Douglas. Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age. Berkeley, Calif: Soft Skull Press, 2011.
  • Shirky, Clay. Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. New York: Penguin Press, 2010.
  • Turkle, Sherry. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. New York: Basic Books, 2011