Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, etc.) can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning. Whether you teach an elementary or high school class, a traditional college class, or online, you will find inspirational ways to incorporate social media in your classroom with this list. Examples:
--use Twitter to teach probability
--follow a famous person via Twitter in the context of a current or global event
--conference with parents
--create a web page (i.e.a day in the life of a student at school)
--have students attend a class remotely via streaming (school across town, university, etc.)
Connections to 9-12 Technology Literacy Iowa Core Essential Concepts and/or Skills:
• Demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
• Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
• Apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
• Demonstrate critical thinking skills using appropriate tools and resources to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions.
• Understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
• Demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations.