Workshop: Twitter in the Classroom and Beyond

Course ID - CTD0205j 

Short Title: Twitter in Classroom   

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:       3 hours (1.5 F2F and 1.5 post workshop) 
Prerequisite   

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.
 

Description:
Twitter is a microblogging tool that is used by millions to share information, links, articles and images with minimal text. Twitter can be used as a search tool. Students and faculty can also use Twitter to communicate, collaborate ad build an online educational community. Engage your students with active learning by using this simple social media tool. Twitter can be used to continue a classroom discussion, ask and answer questions, comment on readings, communicate with teams, share relevant links, send class reminders and provide academic support. In the Blended workshop, faculty will learn how to use Twitter and discuss instructional strategies. During the online portion of the workshop, they will share ideas and create a project using Twitter in a MDC Repository.

 
 
 Objectives

As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use Twitter hashtags and search engine to find information
  • Establish a Twitter account
  • Send messages, replies and retweets
  • Follow other twitter accounts
  • Analyze the use of Twitter as an instructional tool
  • Describe best practices for communicating with students via social media

 

 

Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time

Campus/Room

Instructor

01/28/13 752949 F2F Monday
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Hands on workshop will be followed by post workshop time for project completion (due 2 weeks after session)
Kendall/6356 Jenny Saxton
03/26/13 767347 F2F Tuesday
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Hands on workshop will be followed by post workshop time for project completion (due 2 weeks after session)
Wolfson/3404-11 Jenny Saxton
04/09/13 770466 F2F Tuesday
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hands on workshop will be followed by post workshop time for project completion (due 2 weeks after session)
West/1232 Jenny Saxton
04/15/13 770469 F2F Monday
10:00am - 12 Noon
Hands on workshop will be followed by post workshop time for project completion (due 2 weeks after session)
North/2260-6 Jenny Saxton
04/18/13 760597 F2F Thursday
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Hands on workshop will be followed by post workshop time for project completion (due 2 weeks after session)
InterAmerican/3207 Gloria Ann Kitchen

 

Registration information
Course ID: CTD0205j  
Course Title: Twitter in Classroom 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.