Can Twitter Rescue Introverted Students?

Teachers are turning to social media to make it easier to get shy students to participate.

In my experience, in the typical classroom only about 20 percent of students eagerly participate in group discussions without any prompting. Kids are afraid of giving the wrong answer, of asking a question they think will sound stupid to their peers, and sometimes, they're simply introverted. To increase participation, especially from the introverts, teachers are using Twitter and other similar social media services that make it easier for students to engage in a low-stakes way.

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