The Enlightenment Meets Twitter: Using Social Media in the Social Studies Classroom

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This article explains how social studies educators can, and have, used the microblogging service Twitter.

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Krutka, Daniel G. & Milton, Michael K. 2013.

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This article explains how social studies educators can, and have, used the microblogging service Twitter.

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Abstract: Social media services afford users ways to digitally interact, communicate, and collaborate that were not available just a decade ago. While citizens worldwide use these media for democratic and imaginative purposes, social studies educators, and educators in general, have been slow to explore these technologies that are increasingly a part of the daily lives of K-12 students. Even though many schools still block or filter such sites, some social studies educators have found creative ways to use services like Twitter. We explain how social studies educators can, and have, used the microblogging service Twitter. We then detail an example of a classroom-tested lesson where one of the co-authors utilized the service to craft a dynamic, participatory, and complex lesson that helped his students explore the beliefs of philosophers of the Enlightenment era.

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  • Ohio Social Studies Review, 2013. Columbus, OH: Ohio Council for the Social Studies

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  • Publication Title: Ohio Social Studies Review
  • Volume: 50
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 22-29
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Krutka, Daniel G. & Milton, Michael K. The Enlightenment Meets Twitter: Using Social Media in the Social Studies Classroom, article, 2013; Columbus, Ohio. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc993402/: accessed August 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Education.