I utilize Twitter for so many different academic dimensions. I model cross referencing when I use it as a research tool. It has also become a 21st century notecard that helps me curate learning. For instance, think of a student or group of students making an exit ticket by composing a tweet that will be posted on the classroom twitter account. Now you can add “lyric” dimensions and challenge them to use an academic voice that is directed to an academic asset in the classroom’s twitter account (go find another asset if you do not like the ones we have so far) and include a # community who cares about the content of the tweet. That’s a fun challenge. Tweets have also connected us with historians, libraries, academic institutions.
Classroom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsullivan35
Shakespeare classroom Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Wit_of_Will
CAISCT-PBL classroom Twitter: https://twitter.com/caisct_pbl