Showing posts with label TwitterClassroom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TwitterClassroom. Show all posts

Friday, December 31, 2010

Twitter and the TRUE Demographics - 8% of Online Americans Use Twitter (Pew Research Center)


Recently, the Pew Internet and American Life Project (A Project of the Pew Research Center), released a report titled, "8% of Online Americans Use Twitter". More women than men use twitter and more 18-29 year olds use Twitter more than any subsequent age group, and most of live in urban environments. Here's the surprising part, most of the Twitter users are minorities (Black and Hispanic) and most of the users make less than $30,000 and between $50,000 and $74,999.

I wonder how many professors from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) AND Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) use Twitter in their classrooms.

Here's the link to the report - 8% of Online Americans Use Twitter.

Millennial Professor - Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Twitter in the Classroom - 200+ News Articles

One of my favorite resources for classroom technology ideas is the Centre for Learning And Performance Technologies

Recently, this organization released a list of 200 Twitter-related news articles. Great resource!

How to use Twitter for Social Learning
200+ articles and resources about Twitter for Learning

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Monday, April 19, 2010

"How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement"

Here is a recent article I discovered about Twitter and how it can be used in the higher education classroom environment. This article, "How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement".

What do you think?

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Backchatter - Were Your Top Words Used in Tweets This Morning?

As most of my readers know, I LOVE twitter! I love integrating the website in my classroom, communicating with former students/colleagues, and gaining new information and I interact with faculty/staff from other universities. However, I always look for new and innovative ways to increase student engagement through this particular communication media.

Backchatter, a game about Twitter trendspotting, was a recent topic on Jane Knight's blog Social Media in Learning. Here is her post - Backchatter enables users to select words they think people include in their daily tweets. If these words emerge in the day's tweets, then the users gain points!

This website is usually integrated with attendees at conferences, BUT it seems the developers are working on expanding their audience.

Have you HEARD OF or TRIED Backchatter?

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Top Public Libraries on Twitter!

Recently, the NFI Research firm released a list of the top public libraries on twitter. Surprisingly, there are several Texas libraries on the list! In fact, the second library with the most followers i the Houston Public Library with 4,000+ followers.

Here is the link to the list - "Top Public Libraries on Twitter"


Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Monday, February 15, 2010

A College President's Experience with Twitter

One college president uses twitter to keep in contact with his followers (i.e. - students, faculty, staff, parents, etc.). Personally, I think this is an ingenious strategy for college administrators who wish to maintain a level of social presence with the people they serve.

Here is his twitter profile -

He has 170 followers and is following 105 people.

Read more about this college president's strategy here -


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Twitter Toolbox - 111 Web-Based Twitter Tools

 "111 Twitter Tools" is a list of 111 web-based twitter tools that novice or advanced twitter users can use for twitter analysis, information gathering, network building and management, twitter management, sharing tools, organization and productivity, life tools, business and finance, and health, and blogging. Check out this great list! -

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Top 50 Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2010! just published a list of the top 50 educators to follow on twitter. This list would be helpful for anyone who is seeking to improve their knowledge of K-12 and higher education in the field of distance learning. Check it out!

The Top 50 Educators on Twitter to Follow in 2010

Millennial Professor/Jennifer T. Edwards

Monday, January 4, 2010

Using Tweets in Scholarly Research

In the future, I plan to use twitter in my research endeavors. Since most journals are requiring authors to use the American Psychological Association 6th edition, I had to research the new guidelines for electronic resources.

The Buzz, a School Library Journal, highlights several guidelines for citing Twitter and Facebook in scholarly articles. The Buzz features a quote from Chelsea Lee (, a senior manuscript editor of APA Journals. Lee states, "We don't know if these status update pages will still be here in a year, or 5, or 20 years. So if you are writing for publication, it may be prudent to self-archive any social media updates you include in your articles."

Remember that users' accounts can be locked or deleted and all of their tweets will be inaccessible. So, if you plan to use twitter, please save the tweets in PDF format.

Millennial Professor

Friday, January 1, 2010

Twitter: It's What's for Dinner (It's the New Beef!)

Professor Rankin, a History Professor from the University of Texas at Dallas, started using twitter in her classroom last semester. This is a video she created from her experiences:

This year, I plan to write several scholarly articles and blog posts about twitter and its impact in the secondary and post-secondary environments. Today is the first day of the year and I am compiling ideas from several articles on the subject.

If you have any ideas on how to utilize twitter in the classroom environment, please let me know! Send me ideas! I will publish them on the blog! I am motivated for 2010!


Millennial Professor

Monday, November 23, 2009

"Social Networking Could Help Community College Students"

My colleague Lora and I are VERY interested in the impact of Twitter and social networking websites on the learning process. As a result, we are collecting ANY article pertaining to the subject. BTW - We have a practitioner-based article (regarding Twitter) that will be published very soon.

USA Today published an article titled, "Social Networking Could Help Community College Students", which focuses on the extended classroom. I wonder what impact will social networking websites have on the university and high school environments?

If you have any scholarly article suggestions pertaining to social networking websites and their impact on student learning, PLEASE let me (us) know!

Have a great day!

J. Edwards (Millennial Professor)