Webwise: Introducing Social Media into the Classroom

Introducting Social Media Classroom

Social media is now a key part of how young people communicate and interact with the world. As a result many schools and teachers are now introducing social media into the classroom.

 

Social media is now a key part of how young people communicate and interact with the world. As a result many schools and teachers are now introducing social media into the classroom.

If you’re a teacher interested in getting started, there are many pros for using social media in the classroom, these include:

  • Developing and improving digital literacy skills
  • Developing pupil’s communication skills
  • Students can connect and communicate with other classes and schools around the world.
  • Encourage more class participationSocial media can be an excellent tool for class and group collaboration
  • Social media is an excellent way for students and teachers to share information

There are also some risks involved with using social media in class, however with the right knowledge and preparation, these risks can be managed.

If you're thinking about introducing social media into the class but not sure where to start, read our teachers guide here.

For a full tutorial on how to get started including easy to follow video guides, sign-up for our online course here.

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