As a professor, one of my primary pedagogical goals is to get students to “join the conversation.” Regardless of the subject matter I am teaching, I see it as my job to show students what is currently being said about a particular topic, helping them to understand the field of study, the terms under which the dialogue is taking place. And, equally as important is encouraging them to use that base understanding to take ownership over the knowledge they have gained and to begin to participate in the ongoing dialogue around the subject matter.
Between the cat images and celebrity garbage the Internet actually manages to boast educational potential. Considerable educational potential, in fact.
A list of 28 ways to use Twitter in the classroom provides ideas that could be used in many grade levels although all ideas are not appropriate for all grade levels.
See on www.teachthought.com
Very interesting summary of social media in schools. What sort of tools does your school utilise?
There is a laser-like focus on cool tools and apps these days. Eric Patnoudes encourages you to take a step back and take time to focus on skills.
I a big believer in teaching skills. Give learners skills to apply elsewhere and they can do so much more.
See on edudemic.com