The use of social media in the classroom -- especially in a "live" setting, as below -- is something I've been noodlling for awhile now. I've had a number of discussion on this with various people (adults and students), and the responses have been varied. I think there is are ways to use this technology creatively but thoughtfully. I've also heard specific responses to this article that basically view these tools as a crutch and a way for a teacher to abdicate his reponsibility to spark and nurture verbal class participation by all.� Your thoughts?
Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media - NYTimes.com