Several attendees offered terrific 10-minute "show-and-share" lessons during lunchtime on Friday and Saturday, including a rubric for grading tweets, using smartphones for newsgathering, using black sports history to teach storytelling, students blogging about food, getting students to better know their syllabus and a digital literacy project. I had the honor of presenting a show-and-share on "Using Storify and Twitter for Good Not Evil."
Having also attended the "Teaching the Craft of Writing (in the Age of Twitter)" session at Poynter in May, I expected that "Teachapalooza" would better prepare me for my multimedia journalism courses in the fall. But I could not have imagined that I could learn so much in just three days. I think Lisa Taylor, an instructor from Ryerson University in Toronto, put it best when she could learn more only if she had an external hard drive attached to her head. Click here to access the best of the weekend's offerings via Poynter's News University.