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Classroom lessons, 140 characters at a time

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June

imgres.jpegWhether it's smart phones, iPads, or texting, schools increasingly are adoping the ways of the youth in their teaching methods.

If you can't beat them, join them, right?

But what about Twitter?

CNN reports of some Los Angeles schools that have turned to the microblogging site to get their students involved in small-group conversations about classroom lessons. They say students are getting good at summarizing, and that shy students are benefiting most because they learn to find their voice.

Students say they love it. Does that make it a good instructional strategy?

[Last modified: Friday, June 10, 2011 9:39am]

    

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