Live Tweeting as Pedagogical Practice

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Cate Blouke

While I've grown fairly accustomed to live tweeting at academic conferences, I took those practices into my classroom this week with surprisingly delightful results. Not only did it yield a better sense of what my students were thinking, but they also inspired at least two or three future lesson plans.

As my class is entering into a unit on design, having my students watch Helvetica was an obvious choice for the "reading" list. I could have had them watch it on their own, and come to class prepared to discuss it. Or, I could have showed the film in class without


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