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Apps for Education – Twitter

What is it?

Twitter is a 140-character social media communication tool.  Users can connect with others by searching for common interests in order to create a PLN (personal learning network).

Why should I use it?

Recent studies show that students using Twitter are more engaged. Students are more likely to connect with the course content in meaningful ways and spend more time on coursework.

How do I use Twitter effectively?

  • Search for andd follow experts in your field
  • Tweet and retweet regularly
  • Use #hashtags to make your topic searchable
  • Include images and videos

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