CCCC09 link roundup & SIG promotion

I’m sure I will edit this post to include more links later, but I’ve had several tabs open for the past few weeks and then yesterday received an email from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives with the link to my video contribution.

So here we go:

Devon’s post on my CCCC Presentation: A(Re)mediating Social Technologies
Dennis’s post on my CCCC Presentation: Session B21 (Re)Mediating Social Technologies
“Twitter, Facebook, Families, and Students” video {MOV file] — starring me and Cindy Cochran

Also, for those interested in such research, please join me and other members of the Emerging Social Software SIG in our bookmarking to bibliography project. Our group on diigo is flourishing and would only benefit from more shared resources!


a focus on Twitter

While I created this new site over a month ago, I’ve wasted some time trying to gain access to my former blog’s content, particularly the “social software” category.  It looks like I  may just recreate some of those posts here, as I’ve decided to make the primary focus of this space to track the use of social media in academia and everyday life.

I’ve been a Twitter user for over a year now, and recently presented the preliminary findings of my “Teaching with Twitter” experiment at the Conference on College Composition & Communication [see slides here], so it’s kind of funny to see this new wave of stories about the microblogging social network emerge from the traditional media.

With that said, I’ll be using this site to annotate some of those key moments in popular culture’s understanding of Twitter, not to mention share links to stories that specifically discuss the use of social media in education. 

See below for an example of the former but please also go to this link for a much more resourceful list of 100 Tips, Apps, and Resources for Teachers on Twitter