ERIC Number: EJ1101437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 7
"Can You Tweet That?": Twitter in the Classroom
Hawkins, Tracy L.
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v25 n2-3 p153-168 2015
In this article, Tracy L. Hawkins observes it is clear that educational technology use has moved beyond Blackboard and Desire-2Learn (D2L) to include the use of public sites and social media tools. This move toward inclusion of social media and other Web 2.0 technologies in education is important because it means that tools/products not created for or concerned with education have entered the once off-limits space of the classroom. Given this need to include social media in the curriculum, it becomes necessary to think about what teachers hope to achieve with its inclusion. Motivated by the belief that feminist teachers need to teach social media in their classes, Hawkins created a project entitled Sexual Ethics that challenged students to use and analyze "Twitter." Hawkins argues that cyberfeminists need to participate in shaping the ways that technologies, particularly social media technologies like Twitter, get incorporated into education.
Descriptors: Social Media, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Web 2.0 Technologies, Feminism, Sexuality, Ethics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, College Faculty, College Students, Course Descriptions
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