I will demonstrate how to use Twitter to increase relevancy and expand knowledge in the classroom.
Students commonly complain that history is not interesting or relevant to their lives. In this session, I will advocate for the use of Twitter as a way to help students recognize that the history of the Holocaust is important and still very much with us. By sending students links to recent articles that pertain to Holocaust history via Twitter, students are exposed to the ongoing debates surrounding the Holocaust. Using Twitter allows for brief responses from students when they respond directly to my tweets, and sets the stage for discussions regarding current Holocaust-related events during class time.