We want our students to be good people, good citizens, and good friends. Now, as technology grows more and more present in our students’ lives, we need to teach them how to be responsible internet users, too. After all, we are teaching the next generation of tweeters, texters, and viral video sharers.
The idea of tweeting in class may not appeal to some teachers, especially those with a technology ban, but several case studies have proved that controlled use of social media in the classroom is an easy way to boost engagement. Math teachers use Instagram to share math jokes and homework assignments, and elementary school teachers use it to feature colorful student work.