7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom

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Millennials live and breathe on social media, so teachers are learning how to incorporate the medium into the classroom successfully

In doing so, teachers not only encourage students to engage actively in the material, but they also provide online communities for students that might not exist for them in real life

But how are teachers infusing social media into their everyday lessons? We’ve highlighted several different examples and offered our own ideas on how to best engage students

1. Encourage students to share work socially.

Anna Divinsky created an iTunes U class at Penn State University called Art 10: Introduction to Visual Studies, which she then adapted into a massive open online course (MOOC) on Coursera. The MOOC, called Introduction to Art: Concepts and Techniques, amassed more than 58,000 students. Read more…

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