NBCT: How to use Twitter to engage high-school students

Twitter can be a useful teaching tool in high school, says National Board Certified Teacher Bill Ferriter. He writes that the microblogging website can spark dialogue and creativity among students, lead to reflection and generate civic engagement. An 11th-grade social-studies teacher has used Twitter to help his students contact local political candidates, and another educator asks students to tweet as characters from the book they're reading.

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