Azrieli Memoirs Twitter BookClub

The Twitter BookClub allowed students to add their voice to a real-time conversation and to interact with other students and multimedia content while they read. These are a few examples from the hundreds of Tweets from students who took part in our first run of a Twitter BookClub.

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  1. Here is on example of a student Replying to another re: Hitler's popularity and how we were able to steer the direction of the conversation and enrich it by putting relevant, informative information right at their fingertips 
  2. This is another example of a student adding her comment to the conversation and how, through Twitter, we can find content that will provide a larger historical context intimately and seamlessly 
  3. And here is an example of two students (one in Toronto and one in Lloydminster, Alberta) connecting and exchanging ideas. 
  4. This is a very small sample of the hundreds of Tweets from students during our first run of our Twitter Book Club, but they give a glimpse at how using social media in the reading of Holocaust survivor memoirs can create a space for dialogue and how the memoir can become a multi-layered, contextualized resource that contains links to earlier writings, other digitized resources such as artwork and diaries/letter, and video and audio content. The written word could come alive in ways that will allow it to retain its original form and importance, but connect it to a broader intellectual context with just the click of a mouse.
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