Yesterday I posted some preliminary thoughts on my talk at the "Secret Revolution" tech conference on campus where I'll be talking about Twitter in the classroom. I'd like to add a couple of others:
9. I can provide up-to-date information on new research or controversies as they unfold. For example, I just passed on information about the raging controversy in changes in DSM criteria for Autism. The conversation can get started before we meet (at 2pm today).
10. Students can be encourage to use their phones or laptops during class at specified times: They can tweet comments and questions which can appear instantly on the screen next to the professor's powerpoint slides. These can help foster more detailed discussion in class (or later). Note: At least one Dept. in my college has done the opposite, banning phones and laptops in the classroom).