Collaborative Online Discussion Experiment with Twitter

On November 30, 2012, my students and I embraced and tried out a new pedagogical experiment: Twitter in the classroom. During our regular class discussion, my students live-Tweeted the interesting comments and points that their classmates made using our common hash tag #ABHLabor. In addition, students had the opportunity to supplement our general class discussion with tweeted questions and interesting statistics/facts that pertained to both our oral and digital discussion. Some students also used their smart phones to upload images of the schematics they mapped out on the board during our small-group activities.

I wrote a more in-depth blog post about these two experiments on the HASTAC website: “Heeding the Call: Experimenting with Google Drive and Twitter in the Classroom”

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