If you've spent anytime on this blog, or you've seen what I've shared on social media or what I present at conferences, you'll know that for me and my students, utilizing social media has been an important tool for learning. Let me explain some of the reasons why I believe this.
Social Media Teaches Children that Learning is Social
Social media also helps teach my students that their voice matters. Whether it be through tweeting an opinion on a book, or sharing their way of solving a math problem, children and adults around the world hear what they have to say. Social media allowed my students to interact with Elise Gravel, a Canadian children's book author. My students had questions they wanted answered about her story the Rat, and they wanted to let her know what they liked about her book. Social media allowed them to speak to her directly, and to ask their questions. The best part in this interaction was that Elise Gravel heard my students loud and clear and created this image for them, which is the main character in her book.
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Social Media Teaches Children About the World
Those are just a few reasons why I feel social media can play a role in managing a successful classroom. How can or does social media play a role in your classroom?