University of Texas History Professor Monica Rankin has been getting some press lately about her use of Twitter in the classroom. I thought this made for an interesting brief mid week post, and it also serves as a nice follow up to my February post about educational applications of Twitter.
Here's two articles I recently came across about Professor Rankin's use of the microblogging tool:
How one teacher uses Twitter in the Classroom: This article has a brief (5 min, 19 sec) video imbedded, which provides a great view into how Twitter was used in this class, and how it enhanced student engagement with the learning experience.
Here is another article about this project: Twitter goes to college. This article includes links to a number of other online resources that discuss similar efforts at other schools.
After reading these two articles, I see that this is a topic that is ripe for a deeper dive. I am adding this to my list of topics to do a “refresh” post on in the near future.
Anyone else out there using Twitter in the classroom?