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5 Ways Twitter Can Help in Education - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, social media, twitter

5 Ways Twitter Can Help in Education - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, social media, twitter
By: Pamela Rossow If you are in an educational field as a student, teacher, or parent, you may have wondered about the benefits of social media—specifically Twitter. All that tweeting seems like it could give you a headache. What if Twitter was more than just a way to dish about the amazing Caprese salad you had at lunch and actually a way to help students learn better? Here are 5 ways that Twitter may enhance learning . . . Class participation. Projects. Outside in. Networking. Finding information. Education and Twitter can be synonymous if Twitter is used in a way that benefits educators and students. Pamela Rossow is a freelance writer who works with higher education clients such as eLearners.

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