Learning in 140 Characters: English Teachers’ Educational Uses of Twitter

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This article describes results from a survey of 109 English teachers describing their frequent and versatile uses of Twitter.

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Carpenter, Jeffrey P. & Krutka, Daniel G. April 2015.

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This article describes results from a survey of 109 English teachers describing their frequent and versatile uses of Twitter.

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Abstract: The microblogging service Twitter has played an integral role in protest movements, democratic revolutions, charity fundraising, disaster relief, and has also been adopted by some teachers for professional purposes. In order to better understand Twitter’s role in education, we conducted a survey of educators regarding their use of the service. This paper delves into the data from the 109 English teachers who responded to the survey. These educators described frequent and versatile use of Twitter. Respondents provided a variety of examples of uses of Twitter to communicate with parents and students, as well as specific learning activities that incorporated the service. However, Twitter was most popular among the teachers as a tool for professional development. The respondents valued how Twitter facilitated resource and idea acquiring and sharing, and also praised the service for providing them a way to connect to other educators beyond their local schools and districts.

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  • International Journal of English and Education, 2015. India: Brahmaputra Publishing House

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  • Publication Title: International Journal of English and Education
  • Volume: 4
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 207-219
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Carpenter, Jeffrey P. & Krutka, Daniel G. Learning in 140 Characters: English Teachers’ Educational Uses of Twitter, article, April 2015; India. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1021000/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Education.