3 FUN WAYS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM - Tech Learning

3 FUN WAYS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM

Adam Schoenbart shares ways to bring social media into the high school classroom as a regular part of learning, to help students connect, collaborate, learn, share, promote, quench curiosity, and so much more.
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Adam Schoenbart shares ways to bring social media into the high school classroom as a regular part of learning, to help students connect, collaborate, learn, share, promote, quench curiosity, and so much more.

1. Build Community

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There’s power in a community of learners. Create a class Twitter account, where you can retweet anything anyone posts in, for, or about the class. (Schoenbart tracks this with the student-created hashtag #SchoenTell.) Right there, the community-building starts.

2. Hashtag Your Awesome

Create project hashtags to collect and curate your content and build community (Schoenbart uses his class hashtag as well as tagging his school—#OssiningPride—when posts are related to the school or community.) This provides a link to their Tweets, content, and media so that what they share with the world can be found easily.

3. #JokeoftheDay

Every morning, Schoenbart tells a joke of the day to his classes—the cornier the better. He gets lots of groans, but students love hating on the jokes and it’s a fun way to build community and get ready for learning. He tweets the joke at the end of the school day.

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