As social media becomes an increasingly important aspect of our national, local and personal lives, the skills needed to navigate it become increasingly important. However, many teachers don’t know where to start, or even if they should start using social media in the classroom. My MAET team, Los Triángulos (Du Bui and Denise Crudup), decided this would be an interesting topic to dig deeper into. We invited two experts, Dr. Christine Greenhow and doctoral candidate Sarah Gretter, to talk about social media and digital literacy as part of the MAET Bridge webinar series. We had a fascinating conversation that included discussion on topics like:
- Should teachers use social media alongside their students?
- What can be gained from engaging with students on Web 2.0 platforms?
- How can teachers use social media help students acquire digital literacy?
- What are some dangers to avoid?
- And more!
If you enjoyed this webinar and would like to learn more, here are a few additional resources shared by our contributors:
- Horizon report for college/university teachers
- Horizon report for K-12 teachers
- Pew Internet & American Life: Reports on the Internet and Education
- 13 Things to Know about Teens and Technology
- Reading, writing and research in the digital age