How Twitter Can Be Used in The Classroom

June 2, 2009 - General Twitter Discussion

Today I was surfing on Youtube, searching about Twitter and I came accross something I never heard of. Dr. Monica Rankin, University of Texas at Dallas History Professor, has found an interesting way to attract more students attention in the class by using Twitter in the classroom. The Professor’s results so far are clear that more students are participating in classroom discussions than they used to. Follow the video below..

It’s funny but true when this history professor says that “there are some topics we discuss that need more information” than Twitter’s 140 character limit allows. It’s also nice to hear a teacher talk about technology and say, “it’s going to be messy but that doesn’t mean bad.” Welcome to the social web, where that’s a great attitude.