Twitter nuggets are one of my course requirements this semester. In the past, I’ve been a bit more loose in how I define the participation and information-sharing component of the course (content curation in industry-speak).
What I’ve learned from past experience is this: If I don’t mandate it and specifically grade it, most students won’t do the activity.
So, for Fall 2014, I included a specific course requirement: Curate and tweet 10 “nuggets” of useful information that will help your classmates. Use the hashtag #smpclass and/or tag @RealSheree for credit. I prefer they use the hashtag so that everyone in the class who’s following the hashtag can benefit from the share.
Even with the requirement to send out 10 Twitter nuggets over the course of the 16 week semester, we got off to a slow start. That said, the students who started sharing were sharing useful information.
Take a look:
— Taylor Vassey (@tvassey1) September 14, 2014
I chimed in here to encourage students to include the link to their source:
— Sheree Martin (@RealSheree) September 15, 2014
Megan was second out of the blocks with two Twitter nuggets:
— Megan Gagliardi (@megangagliardi) September 15, 2014
— Megan Gagliardi (@megangagliardi) September 16, 2014
Megan offered good advice and I want to reward good effort, so I shared Megan’s tweet:
— Sheree Martin (@RealSheree) September 16, 2014
Mary was the third student to join in:
— Mary Varnell (@maryvarnell) September 16, 2014
Mary shared a great article, by the way……
To encourage students to follow the #smpclass hashtag (and to help them learn more about Twitter), I occasionally share specifically for the class:
— Sheree Martin (@RealSheree) September 17, 2014
Shout-out to Taylor and Mary for consistency in tweeting:
— Mary Varnell (@maryvarnell) September 19, 2014
— Taylor Vassey (@tvassey1) September 20, 2014
— Sheree Martin (@RealSheree) September 23, 2014
At this point, Grace had joined the Twitter party. I think she just tagged me in this tweet but I retweeted her:
— Sheree Martin (@RealSheree) September 26, 2014
And Grace also shared this one:
— Grace Miserocchi (@gracemiserocchi) September 27, 2014
— Sheree Martin (@RealSheree) September 29, 2014
— Mary Varnell (@maryvarnell) September 30, 2014
That was it for September Twitter nuggets. Those who participated did a great job and shared some really useful information!