Los Angeles history teacher Enrique Legaspi has incorporated Twitter into lessons to increase classroom participation among his eighth-grade students. They use their smartphones or class computers to tweet responses to questions in class, enabling more students to contribute to the discussion. “I get feedback on the spot. Not only that, all the students can see what they’re sharing,” Legaspi said. “This is powerful.” This story is a great example of a teacher increasing student engagement in history 140 characters at a time.
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