Students + Social Media

Came across the article below about a high school teaching utilizing various social media platforms in the classroom.

I especially liked the concept of boiling down a particular lesson into a single tweet.  Could easily be adapted in the collegiate environment via having an individual twitter account for an entire course so that students can stay up to date (or a blog, such as with this course).

http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/09/10/best-teachers-robert-jeffers

  • Cydney Cox
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One comment

  1. Billi

    You could alternatively have a unique hashtag for a class or a topic to create a discussion thread.

    The linked article seems to present a principle for mediating exchanges between instructors and students: “meet them at their point of interest, instead of fighting the tide.” That being said, I think you have to have strong classroom engagement for social media to add anything to a course. In other words, the tide you are fighting, first and foremost, is unwillingness to engage publicly (online or in person) with the course content.

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