Machado and Jiang Publish on Educational Use of Twitter

Posted on 10/21/2014 12:26:28 PM

Crystal Machado and Ying Jiang’s article “Using Twitter to Heighten Student Engagement, Critical Thinking, and Reflective Practice Within and Beyond the Classroom” has been accepted by Teacher Education and Practice for the 2014 winter issue.

This paper describes the growing popularity of social media and the influence that Twitter, a microblogging social media tool, is having across disciplines in general and the field of education in particular. Five vignettes illustrate how a university professor is using Twitter to engage pre-service and in-service education professionals across three different programs, in critical thinking and reflective practice, both in the classroom and the field. K-12 and higher education faculty are invited to explore the pedagogical possibilities of Twitter in their own classrooms. 

Professional Studies in Education