Integrating Social Media Into the Classroom

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General Description
Faculty often resent students’ reliance on social media. This presentation explores strategies for leveraging students’ investment in social media for the purposes of dynamic instruction.

Definitions
Social Media: digital technologies that allow for easy sharing of information through online communities

Free Social Media Sites
Facebook: the most popular social media platform with broad networking and media-sharing capabilities
Twitter: a popular social media platform with word-use limits and media sharing
Tumblr: a social networking platform focused mainly on sharing media

Relevant Files
PowerPoint Presentation Slides [pptx/ pdf]

Sources
1) Kunze, Peter C. “To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Using Twitter in the Literature Classroom.” Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice. 2013.