Social Media in the Classroom

Twitter & Instagram

How can we use Twitter & Instagram to engage students and enhance learning in the elementary classroom?

Why should we use Social Media in the classroom?

-Teach students firsthand how to be digital citizens.

-Connect Students.

-Extend outside of your classroom.

-Engage parents.

The sky is the limit for your students!

Ways to use Twitter with students:

-Classroom Twitter Account

-Share poems

-Live Tweet on field trips

-Connect with author, etc.

-Student pen-pals

-Use classroom hashtag

-Practice summarizing books,movies, etc.

Ways to use Instagram with students:

-Student of the week

-Give students photo-inspiration for their writing

-What are we reading?

-Field trip photos

-Student takeover

-Connect with parents

-Student videos/reader's theatre