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ERIC Number: EJ1025537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Focus on Technology: Enhancing Instruction and Communication with Twitter
Morgan, Hani
Childhood Education, v90 n1 p75-76 2014
The growth of Twitter and similar sites has influenced many institutions. Many employers, for example, currently value digital literacy and look to hire employees who are skilled in social media. Since corporations increasingly value this type of literacy, researchers such as Greenhow and Gleason (2012) argue that educators need to respond by helping students develop best practices when using social networking and microblogging services. in a particular subject matter. Although studies on educational microblogging are few, some researchers are confident this form of communication has strong potential to enhance learning (e.g., Gao et al., 2012). Some instructors have already witnessed the positive outcomes from using Twitter in school, such as improvement in reading, writing, digital literacy, information gathering, and communication with students and parents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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