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STEMscopes Asks: When Should Social Media be Integrated into the Classroom?

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on July 29, 2016

 

 

 

From Facebook and Instagram to Twitter and Snapchat, social media is pervasive and a huge part of many people's daily life. However, should social media be a part of classroom learning?

Social media can be an amazing tool for current information, but it can also be a distraction from work and learning tasks. So, how could integrating social media into the classroom benefit classroom curriculum? Education experts are realizing that social media tools can have a place in the classroom without obstructing the learning experience. In fact, certain education-based sites use social media to support announcements, updates, and blogging, providing better communication among teachers, students, and parents.

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Topics: social media in the classroom, using social media in classroom, social media and learning, education and social media, learning through social media

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