Integrating Social Media Into the Classroom


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.

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]

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.