Educational Applications of Twitter: Expanding the Classroom Conversation, 140 Characters at a Time

Peggy M. Delmas and Edward L. Shaw
Leadership & Teacher Education, University of South Alabama

John H. Strange
Professional Studies, University of South Alabama

Jacey-Blaire Chandler
Student, College of Education, University of South Alabama

This presentation shares the perspectives of three education faculty who incorporated Twitter into their traditional, blended, and online classes as a way to expand and extend the class “conversation” beyond the classroom. Courses involved were at both the undergraduate and graduate level in subjects ranging from science education to the community college. Our fourth presenter is a student teacher who will share her experiences with Twitter assignments as well as how she envisions using Twitter with elementary students in her future classroom. Presenters will provide resources for attendees interested in incorporating Twitter into their curriculum.