Friday, April 8, 2011

10 Tips for Using Social Media In The Classroom

Teachers should use social media in classroom lessons, writes English professor Todd Finley in this blog post, and banning such tools will stifle learning and lead students to question teachers' relevance. Finley provides 10 guidelines for incorporating social media tools in the classroom. He offers several resources and suggests that teachers: create social media rules that are directive, but unrestricted; draw a distinction between academic and informal writing; and promote constructive online discussions

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