Benefits of Using Social Media In the Classroom

August 25, 2016

Social media is becoming part of our daily lives and has even made it’s way into the workforce and classrooms. Teachers have decided to incorporate social media into the classroom because it has been known to enrich the learning experience by approaching learning in a different and interactive way. If you’re considering taking your classroom digital, here are some benefits that social media has to offer:

Educational Tool: Since most students today are technologically savvy, educators can leverage this knowledge to enrich the learning experience. Social media allows for students and instructors to foster collaboration and discussion and opens them up to create meaningful dialogue.

Enhance Engagement: Social media is an effective tool to increase engagement among students and build better communication skills. Students who feel shy or anxious participating in class might feel more secure expressing themselves through a social platform. This can help the teacher call attention to the student’s thoughts, and lead to further discussions and interactions in person.

Improve Communication: Social platforms can help open communication between teachers and students. Teachers can answer their student’s questions via Facebook or Twitter, and can post homework assignments, lesson plans and updates online so that the students are always in the know of what’s going on.

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