Keeping up the conversation with students

I am an avid Twitter user and espouser, as my students in social media and all my classes can attest. One of my favorite parts of Twitter is the ability it gives you to stay connected to students.

In the past week, I’ve gotten comments on the books I’ve chosen for a fall class, a note from a former editing student who says she now is an grammar and punctuation ninja at work and comments from former students wishing they could be in class jammin’ to Justin Bieber (students chose the songs) when my social media class tried out turntable.fm.

Today a former student tweeted that she almost wrote a question lead, but she could see me in her mind’s eye, suggesting other options. (She had me shaking my finger at her, which makes me feel a little old, but it’s probably an accurate mental picture.)

Former students also respond to various calls for advice, help and suggestions for current students. Yes, I do like continuing the conversations. #jmcawesome.

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Crowdsourcing and fact checking

Amy Gahran writes at Poynter about Twitter and the presidential debate. I’m going to have to pay more attention to Twitter and talk about it in class more. It seems some expertise or experience would be a good thing. And yet another way to think about how people will get stories and information.

The story also has a person called a news technologist. Cool, huh?

Poynter Online – E-Media Tidbits

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