How To Use Twitter In Your College Classroom

By Rile at March 12, 2010 | 12:20 am | Print

How To Use Twitter In Your College  Classroom

twitter_logo_header3 I always stress using twitter effectively can produce many better results like it could be used in your college classroom for improving communication and reaching out many students faster and make connection with all at the same time.Here is some ways you can do to use twitter in your college classroom

From learning how to use Twitter to finding useful information for class to practicing a foreign language, Twitter provides creative opportunities for learning.

Twitter-specific projects. Help students learn how to use Twitter by offering assignments such as this one from the Georgia Southern University instructor.
Spread the news. Journalism classes can send out Tweets with sports updates, academic competition results, and campus news via Twitter feed.
Practice brevity. English professors can assign stories that must be Tweeted within the 140 character limit to practice writing with succinctness.
twittories. Another great English class activity, participate in creating a story where each person can add 140 characters to contribute to the story as a whole.
Keep up with politicians. Many politicians are on Twitter. A political science or current events class can get real-time updates from politicians.
Practice a foreign language. Language classes can take advantage of the opportunity to communicate in the target language of the class by finding native speakers on Twitter.
Follow mentors. If professors or other key figures in your field of study are on Twitter, follow them to keep up with their research and activities.
Follow an idea, word, or event. Send “track ___” with whatever word, event, or idea you want to follow in the blank, and you will receive Tweets that contain that keyword.
Follow news stories. From sources such as @Reuters to @CNNMoney to @NatGeoSociety, students and professors can follow news that may pertain to their class.
Have a Twitter treasure hunt. Follow the example given here to create a treasure hunt. Instead of winning a prize, students complete the assignment after collecting all the information necessary for the hunt.

twiggit. Find interesting news articles or articles relevant to a current topic in class and share the results with this app that combines Digg with Twit.

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