Some of the ways to use social media in the classroom
Using Social Media As An Online Classroom
Social media need not take students attention away from their school assignment. It could provide the platform to connect with the students more effectively. By developing a social media group, the teacher could post assignments, lecture via social media group (For e.g.: Facebook Live), and respond to questions from students. Though face-to-face teaching has advantages, this would be an excellent way to connect with students who cannot attend a traditional classroom. Such a session conducted through social media could be used to augment the standard curriculum for students.
Engaging With Students During School Breaks
One of the crucial challenges for teachers is to ensure the momentum continues during school breaks. Posting details of assignments, projects, and discussions on social media could enable students to maintain the momentum in their school work.
Promote Collaboration And Teamwork
Promoting teamwork and collaboration could be crucial in classrooms with inadequate time, particularly if your institution encompasses a wider geographic area that makes it difficult for students to collaborate after class. Social media could provide the platform a student group requires to share work, assess projects, and coordinate on an assignment.
Communicate With Parents And Advisors
While parents and advisors are a crucial connection between educators and students, it could sometimes be difficult to sustain a partnership and initiate a discussion with them. It would not practically be possible to send messages to parents through students and due to a busy working life they could prefer a one-on-one conference.
Knowledge Sharing With Global Peers
It would be easier than before to share knowledge and successes with other teachers from around the globe. By communicating with them you could learn global best practices. Teacher training sessions could be conducted online. Teachers need to leverage a strong professional network to boost their chances of landing the perfect teaching job.