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Twitter (no, really)

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Of course, there are plenty of people (and many educators among them) who believe that Twitter is hastening the demise of the written word. Others simply insist that it's confusing (for which there is a simple solution). On the other hand, Twitter is simply a technology that allows one person to quickly share short (140-character) messages with others and there are situations in which this type of sharing can assist teaching and promote learning. The resource attached is adapted from "What can you do in 140 characters?," a collection of ideas posted that Jane Bozarth, author of Social Media for Trainers (2010). Although she writes for an industry audience, many of her ideas have classroom analogs or adaptations.

Suggested educational uses for Twitter include: laying the ground for discussion, disemminating logistical messages and instructions, and guiding collective reflection.

What can you do in 140 characters.pdf170.81 KB

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