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Twitter in Large Classrooms

Screencapture, The Twitter Experiment - Twistory in the Classroom, May 6, 2009

In this video, University of Texas—Dallas professor Dr. Monica Rankin talks about her use of Twitter to facilitate student participation in a large university class where not all students might otherwise have time or opportunity to participate. Students who don't feel confident to participate in the current conversation, verbally, or who wish to comment on or diverge from the current conversation can carry on public, parallel conversations via Twitter.

Though the video covers a university-level course, the ideas in it could be used in a middle- or high-school classroom, or to empower shy students in a large classroom.