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