Monday, November 21, 2011

Using Twitter to Help Students with Study Habits

A student sent a Tweet to me asking about effective study habits. I used that as a Twitter assignment for the week, and asked students to locate and Tweet at least 3 sources they found about effective study habits, as well as construct at least 3 original tweets about what study habits work for them.

The result? They shared resources, had conversations about what worked for them, and connected to a broader community about how to become more effective students.

Here’s examples of what they shared:

• “I set aside time specif. to study. If I leave study time vague, I am apt to push it until the evening when there are too many distractions.”

• “I need a clear head to study. This means I have eaten, am naturally awake/had coffee to keep me alert. Set my phone to silent.”