Twitter in the Classroom – Using Social Media to Conduct Discussion

Most of us know how hard it is to participate in a large lecture class when there is a discussion. Often times students are timid and don’t want to talk in front of 90+ students to voice their opinions.

Enter Twitter… the 140-character microblogging service allows one History class at the University of Texas in Dallas to conduct a History discussion and involve more of the students.

Watch the video below. I’d like to hear what your thoughts are on this. Post them in the comments section.

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