It seems that many counties have opted to ban/block or discourage the use of Twitter, or any Social Media tool for that matter, as Twitter can leave students open to a range of different problems. The interesting question is of course: Shouldn’t we use Twitter in the classroom so that students learn how to use it well and about potential issues with social media so they know what to do and what to look out for?
There are some teachers and educators that do use Twitter well to engage and challenge students to learn. I have compiled a brief list of websites and videos that I feel provide good examples of how Twitter could be used effectively, I’ve even thrown in a few ‘How to Guides” for good measure. If you come across other useful links please comment below : ) .
K-3 Teacher Resources: a guide to using Twitter: This is a solid ‘How to’ guide for those of you new to Twitter. Excellent.
Twitter at College: on encouraging two-way communication between lecturer and students.
Net Savoir: A guide to teaching with Twitter : fantastic ideas! Revision tool, why not?
Professors experiment with Twitter in classroom : on how students have increased understanding of the potential of social media in education and business
Using Twitter to facilitate discussion: interesting post on group work and Twitter
Teaching with Twitter from Chronicle.com
Twitter in Plain English
Twitter Search in Plain EnglishGoogle+