Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
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Incorporating Social Media into Your Lessons
Easily the most popular app that students are using, Snapchat is a terrific way to engage students in the classroom. A terrific use for this is known as #booksnaps, developed by Tara Martin, an educator from Kansas. These are pictures that are taken of a text and can be drawn on with Bitmojis, colored text, and annotated to draw attention to a certain piece of text. Understandably, teachers don't want to allow students to use Snapchat in the classroom, but a terrific substitute for this could be Google Drawings. Have students take a snapshot of the text they're reading, then fill it with images, arrows, and highlights to showcase that text. This can be integrated into a wide variety of subject areas, for the purpose of having students dig deeper into the content.