You would be surprised how much can be done through 140 characters. In today’s episode, Jesse Stommel, shares about how he enhances his teaching with Twitter.
Teaching with Twitter
- Getting started with Twitter
- Jesse’s blog post: Teaching with Twitter
- Twitter Pedagogy: An educator down the Twitter rabbit hole, by Kelsey Schmitz
- The rules of Twitter, by Dorothy Kim
When I grew up, I always wanted to have my own school… [Hybrid Pedagogy] is not really as much a repository for articles, but a space for community and for engaging. – Jesse Stommel
Was recently in Canada for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, where he broke his ankle
Kindness is what drives my pedagogy. It’s about seeing people for who they really are and engaging with their full selves. – Jesse Stommel
Part of [kindness] is also about bringing your full self to the relationship you have with your coworkers, your students, and [other collaborators] that you use as a guiding ethic. – Jesse Stommel
What the 140 limitation does
The constraints of Twitter are also its affordances. Being asked to take an idea and put it in this constrained linguistic space of 140 characters forces us to think about and question our thinking in ways we wouldn’t otherwise. – Jesse Stommel
Twitter allows for improvisation within a framework
What students should know
Twitter lets us play out our ideas
Twitter is a space for trying out ideas. It encourages us to iterate… – Jesse Stommel
[Twitter] is like a tool in the way that a pencil is a tool. A tool that lots of people can use for lots of different reasons. It becomes this platform that you can use in different ways and environments. – Jesse Stommel
Each person has to find a different relationship to these tools and build their own self inside of the network. – Jesse Stommel
Anyone who imagines that they can become private just with the flip of a switch is not really understanding how these networks work. – Jesse Stommel
Creative ways to teach with Twitter
- Twitter vs Zombies
- The Twitter essay, by Jesse Stommel
- 12 Steps for designing an assignment, by Jesse Stommel (slide show that addresses some of the questions around how to grade these types of assignments)
Some things need to be public. – Jesse Stommel
He was peer-reviewing my tweets before I sent each one out [at our wedding]… – Jesse Stommel
Today I’m live-tweeting my wedding to Joshua Lee. Because some things need to be public.
— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) June 13, 2014
I want my students to know someone in a place that is so different than the place that they are in. – Jesse Stommel
- Teaching with Twitter class, via Hybrid Pedagogy, taught by Jesse
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