Social Media has taken over our everyday lives and education is no different. Today's classrooms are very different from those when I was growing up. I remember my classes in middle school having large text books, a green chalk board and a great teacher. Today's classrooms house Smart Boards, Elmos (document cameras), IPADS, Smart Responders, Ebooks, and digital cameras, just to name a few.
Now the internet has completely change all of our lives and as educators and we must bow down to the power of social media. I would like to know how my fellow educators use technology and social media in your classes.
One of the ways I have incorporated social media, is by using a program called Edmodo. Similar to Facebook, educators create a page and give student's access codes for them to create their own profile. Here you can create book responses, post homework, stay in touch with parents and so much more. It is also a great way of getting kids excited about writing since its so similar to Facebook.
What kinds of technology and social media " float your boat"?
I am always looking for great new ideas.
April has been teaching for the past twelve years across the United States. She began her career in Chicago Public Schools, but has taught at Phoenix School for the Deaf, and currently teaching and interpreting in the Atlanta area.