On using Twitter in the classroom

The introduction of the iPad into the secondary school curriculum prompts the question: Is there a place for social networking in the classroom? The focus of this investigation will be the use of Twitter in Religious Education.

What is Twitter?

Cole (2009) provides suggestions for teachers on how to use Twitter. Many of her suggestions also have some application in the classroom, particularly those that relate to etiquette.


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100 ways to teach with Twitter. Online at http://www.emergingedtech.com/2010/02/100-ways-to-teach-with-twitter/
Online: Retrieved July 14, 2011.

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