As I prepare my lesson plans for the upcoming semester, I've been thinking a lot about integrating various social media platforms. I'd love to incorporate blogs/Twitter/Facebook/something because they seem like a great way to reinforce the learner centered focus of my department. Maryellen Weimer's Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice is my favorite book right now. She discusses how teachers and students can share power. She also addresses how learning doesn't mean simply memorizing and regurgitating information; instead, it means making knowledge for yourself. I'm not sure how to incorporate social media into my classroom, though. Does anyone have any ideas? I teach what is often considered to be a freshman composition course because it involves a lot of reading and writing. However, keeping with my department's focus on Weimer, its main goal is to practice skills like critical thinking, ethical reasoning, etc.