Live-tweeting or collaborative note-taking during a film, lecture, or even political debate can encourage students to engage more deeply with a text, with each other, or with a larger community. Give your students specific parameters for their tweets, for example by encouraging “thick tweets“, addressing specific topics or themes (e.g. races, space, gender), and responding to or retweeting their peers.
Sample Prompt for Live-tweeting H4, ENG 326, Jonathan Burton
Live-tweeting and Paper for Cowboys in Paradise, by Adeline Koh (Stockton University)