The notion of using Twitter or texting in the classroom is not without controversy. In the following blog post on 60 ways to use Twitter, it is suggested that one way is to extend the discussion outside of class 24/7, a possibility that does NOT seem conducive to careful reflection.
Albeit there are some creative ideas for Twitter that I like better:
- Bringing characters to life: At California State University-San Marcos, students in a literature course use Twitter to bring Twilight characters to life, choosing characters from the series to personify on Twitter.
- Conference following: Students can follow professionals and industry conferences to see what’s going on in that particular realm.
- Twitter poetry: Create a collaborative poem where each student contributes one line.
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