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I have just invented a REGRESSION GAME! Here is how you play it:
1. Place balls on a straight line( x-axis ; )
2. Shoot the balls forward with your index finger.
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As more of us in #HigherEd are #MeetingOnline or #TeachingOnline, we are also getting unwanted guests. Here are some tips on controlling a #Zoom room that may help prevent #ZoomBombing. #SAChat #AcademicTwitter (1)
First, do not publicly provide classroom or meeting links unless you must. (2)
As host, you can enable a waiting room so you control who enters. The host has to approve who is admitted into the meeting. This can work well for a classroom when you know students’ names. For more information (FMI):… (3)
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A THREAD (AND AN OFFER!) for front line doc and nurse researchers! 😷🩺🩹

FRONT LINERS: Was your plan to submit an NIH grant interrupted by #covid19?

We want to help YOU for helping us. 🙏1/x
We appreciate your 100% clinic commitment 💜and want to help the research stay alive! 💪

THE DEAL: A team of NIH-funded researchers has offered to provide volunteer peer reviews of your R or K proposal drafts you intended (or still intend) to submit on the next NIH deadline. 2/x
How will this work?

I will match you and your proposal to a volunteer reviewer who will give you comments and feedback just like an NIH reviewer would. 3/x
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Academic Twitter: Do’s of getting your academic paper published: Summary. A thread. #AcademicTwitter
1. Make sure your paper is compatible with the journal you’re targeting & check if it is an accredited journal. Go through author guidelines; these are often available at most journal’s websites. Make sure your paper complies with these guidelines.
2. Thoroughly check your paper before submitting it. There are certain things which are unacceptable and unforgivable, for example, spelling errors. That is enough to give you a desk rejection (immediate rejection by editor before a paper is even sent out to reviewers)
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1/ #AcademicTwitter Many of you are in institutions considering adopting a Double-A grading policy for this semester. I am sharing here why I strongly support this, based on evidence from among my own students. I hope this will help you as you make your decisions.

I have begun every class since switching to online instruction by asking students to share one emotion and one thought on #COVID19. It is a pedagogical technique I've used to help students cope with public crises in the past. It serves two functions.
3/ 1) Students have a way to express complex feelings and their needs, before orienting themselves to thinking about the event analytically. Without doing this, they cannot focus intellectually.
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The evidence for and against cloth mask use in the general public. 🧵
#Masks4All #epitwitter #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter
@mollywood @kairyssdal @Marketplace
The strongest scientific evidence comes from systematic reviews, which look at cumulative results from many studies, followed by randomized controlled trials, then observational studies, laboratory experiments, and then case studies.
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Dear academics - Please avoid the following phrases during #COVID19. Thread 🧵1/

#AcademicTwitter #phdchat @PhD_Balance @AcademicChatter
❌"It's a great time to work on coding/writing/etc."

For some, working from home has challenges such as child care, mental health struggle due to social isolation, etc., which make it MORE difficult to work. Stating "it's a great time to work" is NOT inclusive. 2/
Alternative phrasing:

✅"There are opportunities for remote work available to help you continue your research while #socialdistancing."

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Hi everyone. Trying to stay quiet and mindful during these times - so not posting here often. But here's a quick thread for my #academictwitter colleagues and those working in #postsecondary #university #college settings now. /1
Some of us in teaching positions are in the position of deciding whether to "stay the course", provide a sense of "normalcy", etc. when it comes to our coursework and obligations to students.

So a few words for those not sure what business as usual might entail. /2
I'll preface this with an acknowledgement that I'm 1) a tenure-track prof w/ 2) considerable autonomy in an academic program 3) w/leadership that respects the work I do in the classroom. I realize this isn't typical, so what I'm sharing might not reflect your situation. FWIW: /3
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[𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗗] Documenting your #pandemic experience.

I had a great former student contact me asking how they could document their experience for future historians and it led me to think about that. I am sure that @UkNatArchives and @USNatArchives can add ideas!
First, ANYTHING you do to document literally ANY aspect of your experience will be helpful to future scholars studying this event.

Don't add to your own stress by thinking that you have to capture everything. If you choose to document, just start and you can + or - later.
Second, consider the format. We have access to a ton of digital information and ways to record our lives. However, it's still unclear to what extent those things will be accessible in 20-30 years. Hard copies will always be a useful source. Think about hand writing or
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As the elderly are more susceptible to #COVID19 w/ signs of lung #inflammation, here's a thread about our @virusesimmunity 2016 flu paper on #antiviral resistance, excessive lung #inflammation, & a strategy to boost disease tolerance!…
First we demonstrated that monos & macs from older adults have impaired type I IFN (antiviral) & #ISG responses but intact cytokine responses after #flu infection. To probe the possible in vivo consequences of weak #IFN responses in the face of robust inflammation...
... we made a mouse model that mimicked this immune response in the elderly (Mx1+/+ mice w/ genetic deletion of tlr7, mavs). Failure to induce type I IFN led to high viral titer, 2º bacterial infection, severe lung inflammation, and death.
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Question for #AcademicTwitter. I'll be teaching online, starting next week. I would like to use a tablet or similar to write on the screen during class taught via zoom. I use Mac / OSX. Any recommendations for what to buy, how to do it, etc?
I guess I'm behind on the terminology. I don't mean tablet like an iPad, I mean an external Wacom-style device that I can set up beside my desktop workstation.
So consensus seems to be iPad pro and pencil.

Isn't what I'd been thinking, but it makes sense to go that route now that I've read your responses. I'll go that route.

Thank you so much, everyone.
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I'm happy to report that I am now Dr. Mitro 🤓 and I've come to Twitter to share a few things I learned while doing my #distancedefense today. My first ever thread!

#AcademicTwitter #epitwitter #phdlife #phdchat @HarvardEpi

First, some @zoom_us tips for during the defense. To prevent Zoom from being seriously distracting, I suggest:

(1) Silence the chimes when people enter and exit…

(2) Mute chat notifications during the defense…

More Zoom ideas, re: videos:

(3) When making your slides, leave space in the upper right corner for video of your face to appear without blocking content

(4) Ask non-committee audience members to turn off their videos

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Please RT #AcademicTwitter:
Let's not lose the #research & #opportunity of @KzooICMS & @MedievalAcademy since #CoronaCrisis cancelled them.

We have the #technology.
We have the #skills from @QMUL_HSS & @stuffofwar.

Let's make a date in May! cushingmediaeval at gmail dot com
Please note both WMU Medieval & MAA have confirmed that they do not endorse any virtual event in lieu of their #conferencecancelled.
Yet so many people have worked so hard, having work +/- contracts +/- funding in peril, that I can't let it go right when we need it most.
S/f 😎
So please take a look at #WTOStc (symposium) + Prof Todman's blog (below) & consider joining the #medieval #History #twitterstorians
because - #QuarantineLife aside - we all face financial, family, medical, or other barriers to 20th-century ways of work.…
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fellow ethnographers! those of us who are currently doing fieldwork and working with ethnographic methods might be facing extensive challenges in times of #covid19… a thread 👇 #ethnography #academictwitter
how are we supposed to get in touch with “the field” in times of social distancing, lockdowns and quarantines? how can we do field research when our options regarding research trips and stays are extremely limited?
Regarding these questions, I started to collect resources that could help us develop creative and rather unorthodox solutions to continue and/or implement research projects despite the current developments.
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Here are some instructions for colleagues that may want to record lectures in PowerPoint and upload to Echo360/LR+ @unswpvce #UNSW #AcademicTwitter
In PowerPoint, select ‘Slide Show’ from the drop down menu and then ‘Record Slide Show’ (I am using an Apple computer, so PC may differ).
The recording will start immediately. 🔴 So I press pause ⏯ and then restart 🔄 once I am ready. Each slide can be recorded / re-recorded separately.
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In case #teamrhetoric #politics #AcademicTwitter is looking for a new assignment for their political communication/campaign students: have them read this & find recent examples of each strategy:…
Or, pick one of the strategies and argue for why it is/not effective.

Or, explain why the rhetorical presidency model or the post-rhetorical presidency campaign model was better for democracy.
It's a short read & explains things for non-experts. It should be good at prompting discussion/engagement.
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Lesson from History:

"I have never had typhoid in my life, and have always been healthy. Why should I be banished like a leper and compelled to live in solitary confinement with only a dog for a companion?” -Mary Mallon, an asymptomatic cook who spread typhoid fever in 1910s NYC
This @novapbs site is a great resource for teaching the case of Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary), public health, and quarantine in early 20th century United States.…
I also recommend one of my favourite books: Judith Leavitt's TYPHOID MARY: CAPTIVE TO THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH (@penguinrandom, 1997), a vivid reminder of the human side of disease and disease control.…
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My upcoming pedagogy workshop on using podcasts in the classroom is likely cancelled, so here's the gist of what I was going to say in an #AcademicTwitter thread:
First, besides the now obvious reasons, why podcasts are great for teaching: As I learned when using @Serial in my composition classes, students will happily listen (and re-listen!) to them. My fave slide of my then-chair asking what this whole Serial business was all about:
There seemed to a connection between empathy and hearing these voices firsthand that also seemed to resonate with podcast listeners. Students also liked that they could set learning to their own pace, pausing as needed and that it honed listening/auditory learning skills.
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I've taught online classes for the past four years as part of the @NorthwesternMSC program. In response to many requests for advice on teaching online, I offer these top 10 tips. 1/11 #AcademicTwitter @AcademicChatter
1.Online learning does not work the same as just delivering your class via videoconference. Don't expect it to. 2/11
2. Less live streaming is ideal. Students may not be available, connected enough, or undistracted when you schedule an in-person class. If you do any session live, please record it and make that available to students who may be unable to attend. 3/11
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When I teach, I'm basically ad-libbing it using my slides as notes. But that doesn't translate well to a recorded lecture. Too many pauses, ums, and digressions (and I do this more if I know I'm being recorded).

If you find yourself with this problem, here's what to do (1/8)
Split your screen with a Word document on one side and slides/notes on the other. Start recording using the Dictate function in Word. It's in the Home ribbon if you have the Office 365 version. (2/8)
Give your lecture just like you would in class, without worrying about any mistakes. (3/8)
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#Academics Are you "force" to teach online as a result of COVID19?

Here is a way to implement Twitter in your classrooms: #Thread
1️⃣Students sign-up w professional handle (no exceptions) & tweet at you [faculty] - this is important to ensure they have a proper online appearance. 1/6
2️⃣Give them a target - 5-10 tweets/wk in your specific topics. This gives them an expectation to follow - and helps you with grading. 2/6

I'm not "picky" with content as long as it pertains to the topics being discussed.
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ATTENTION FACULTY with students affected by #COVID19:

If your students are dealing with basic needs insecurity and need help, here's an opportunity for you to assist them.

#RealCollege (1/3)
Since 2016, FAST Funds have supplied faculty with grants to distribute to students in need as they see fit. There are 18 sites thus far. Believe in Students typically opens new FAST Funds each fall but in light of COVID19 are going to *immediately* open at least 5 new sites.
Explore what the FAST Fund is all about and apply now. If you're selected, you can receive up to $5,000 to help your students.

Apply here:

Background on Believe in Students:

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I spent a full day teaching my @ColumbiaLaw Negotiation class online today. I know that many educators, from my fellow adjuncts to full-time faculty, are also moving their teaching online at lightning speed.
Some tips for teaching online follow, in the style of @mch_tweets. #LawTwitter @zoom_us #TeachingOnline #AcademicTwitter

Side Lighting > Overhead Lighting > Backlighting
Breakout Room Discussion > Class Discussion
TA Monitoring Chat > Trying to read chat & teach
Email Invitation from Prof > Posting Meeting ID to Canvas
Earbuds > Laptop Speakers
Offline Notes > Online Notes
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#AcademicTwitter lots of you are forced to switch to online teaching right now. Here are some tips from me, an online curriculum developer (thread):

1) Students saturate faster on video lectures. Screenshare/cut away to other matls & keep lectures short. 1/
2) Use a ring light or similar mounted to your computer or camera. Or, a table lamp set behind your PC at head level. Your office or home overhead lights are not right for video work. 2/
3) Use BB or Slack or the chat area in Zoom/Skype for live or asynchronous discussions, & formally state expectations like:
-Responses must do more than agree/disagree
-Full sentences & no chat slang (if impt to you)
-Minimum number of responses required by & btw students
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