Student Engagement: Twitter as a Research Tool?

OK, so we all know that most teachers tell students that “Wikipedia is not a credible source, and you should never use it”….(I actually disagree with this statement, but that will be a different blog post.) But what about using Twitter as a tool to “crowd-source” relevant information about assignment topics?

Everyday, I check out my Twitter feed to see what people like me are looking at in the world. If I find something interesting, relevant, or intriguing, I pursue that lead. I can read the information or save it for later, pass it on to my twitter followers, or share it with co-workers who may not follow me (but they should). Continue reading