Social Media in the Classroom
What is Social Media?
Twitter is a social media platform that allows it's users just 140 characters to share what's on their mind. Tweeters use hashtags to highlight keywords in the tweets. Hashtags are searchable which is a nice feature.
Diigo is a social bookmaking tool that allows users to bookmark sites from any computer. Diigo accounts are shared and people can add bookmarks as well as annotate them.
A backchannel for the questions, comments, and feedback during any class or presentation.
Twitter in the Classroom
One author searched his book title (#septembergirls) on twitter to see if there was any buzz about it and through his innocent search, he found my class! The students asked him great content questions via twitter and I set up an author Skype visit with him. The students LOVED it!