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Microblogging as a Literacy Practice for Educational Communities


  • Kathy A. Mills,

  • Vinesh Chandra


With the advent of Web 2.0, the “social web,” microblogging has emerged as a popular literacy practice through platforms such as Twitter. Yet the potential of microblogging in educational communities is currently underexplored. This case study of 150 preservice teachers shows how microblogging can positively influence reading and writing, with implications for literacy instruction in primary, elementary, and secondary settings.

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