Today we are sharing some ideas about how social media could be used in the classroom and how it can benefit your classroom and your school.
Connecting, communicating and sharing. Connect and communicate with other classrooms through social media. Connect and share resources with other teachers from your school or from other schools. You can also use hashtags to facilitate guest speaker discussions.
Improving teamwork. Use social media for class discussions. Create a private group for discussing a particular topic or engage in open discussions.
Engagement. Engage with students, parents and communities by posting updates regarding school news and events
Learning. Share online learning resources with students. Add links to useful websites, videos and documents online. Encourage students to share useful learning materials with their peers.
Staying up to date. Require students to post news related or any other trending articles. This activity encourages students to read relevant articles every day.
Sharing. Use social media platforms to share the work of your students. Publish interesting articles, presentations or other projects that your students create.
Increasing awareness of your school. Sharing links to your school website on social media can help increase the search engine rankings which means that your school website attracts more visitors that can lead to more people choosing your school.
To conclude, it is worth looking at different methods of incorporating social media in the classroom. It does not have to become a permanent thing, give it a go and maybe you will discover something that really helps to engage with students. Make sure you always educate your students how to use social media safely.