|Today’s students are experiencing education through more than just books, lectures and note taking. They’re using social media and other online tools like never before. This connectivity and access to information anytime, anywhere creates many educational opportunities that can be embraced by educators as a way to promote learning.Teachers everywhere are using social media to collaborate, engage and even conduct research. Take, for instance, the story of school counsellor Julie Culp. She posted a selfie on Facebook® holding a sign asking viewers to like and share the image. Her goal was to show students how quickly content spreads on the Internet. In the first week, the image was shared more than 16,000 times and liked more than 600,000 times. The power of social media can be amazing! And a recent survey cited by Mashable reports that of those asked, 72 percent of teachers say they or their students use mobile phones in the classroom to assist in completing assignments. If you’re looking for online tools you can integrate into your classroom, you may want to keep reading.Top tools educators can use|
The online trend is certainly here to stay. Here are some tools educators are using to harness its power.
Remember, students are using the Internet and social media like never before. Successfully incorporate these tools into your classroom and you may just find new and exciting ways to reach your audience. Give it a try!
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