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5 Examples of Twitter’s Classroom Value

Teenagers use it for hours to gossip; therefore the phone is a shallow and useless technology that only promotes narcissism. That’s a pretty ridiculous standard for judging a communications platform. It’s like saying television can’t show good dramas because “Two and a Half Men” was a hit. Yet that’s the unfair criteria often leveled against […]

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The pros and cons of using Facebook for class discussions

Good educators engage with students outside of the classroom, usually through scheduled office hours. But now there’s a simpler option for connecting with students in a virtual space most visit every day — Facebook. The ubiquitous social network has been around for quite some time now (I signed up back in 2004 when it was […]