EDIT (8:00 PM, Jan 3): Unfortunately I will need to withdraw this session or pass it off to someone else. My flight has been delayed and I will not make it to Denver until at least 3 pm tomorrow (Jan 4). If someone else likes the idea and wants to take it up, let me know! Happy to collaborate/send some ideas your way to help this conversation happen.
This could be a teach, talk, or play session – or some combination of all three, depending on what’s most useful.
Teach: In summer 2016, I participated in Hybrid Pedagogy‘s Teaching with Twitter online course (led by Jesse Stommel) and my students and I used Twitter as a tool in a World Civilizations course during the Fall 2016 semester. If an intro to teaching with Twitter would be useful, I’d love to share what it took to get started, how I worked Twitter into the class, and how students responded to the inclusion of Twitter in the class.
Talk: Discuss pros/cons/potential uses of Twitter together. A chance to brainstorm how Twitter can support pedagogy and class/student goals, what rules might need to govern Twitter in the classroom, and how issues like accessibility, student privacy, and cyberbullying can come up when using Twitter.
Play: Set up “disposable” Twitter accounts for anyone without an account then play around. “Play” could include a Twitter chat online, setting up Tweetdeck, composing Twitter essays, or mining Twitter for hashtags and accounts that might be useful to us as teachers/professionals.
For any of the above options, it would be useful for participants to have access to a phone, tablet, or laptop with internet access.