Are your students obsessed with their phones? Do you find that your students are “nonstop” texting every chance they have? Have you ever thought students’ cell phones are a distraction in your class?
What if you utilized a creative way to let students use their cell phones while engaging in classroom discussion? You may be thinking, “How can students use their phones to enhance classroom discussion”? The answer is TWITTER! Twitter is a social media application that allows users to send messages that contain 140 characters or less. These messages can also contain links to articles, pictures, or other webpages. Twitter takes about five minutes to set up, and can be used on all Wi-Fi devices: phones, computers, and tablets.