How Students Benefit From Using Social Media by Joseph Baker

This article is about the positive effects social media can have on the classroom and students themselves. It has forever changed education for many generations to come. The article states,

…social media offers plenty of opportunities for learning and interactivity, and if you take a moment to think about it, it’s not too hard to see how students benefit from using social media. As younger generations use such technology in the classroom, they remake the educational landscape.

Since we are a class ourselves and are using social media as not only our subject matter, but our classroom, I thought this article directly correlated with us. You can read more here!

Posted by Nicole Romeo


3 thoughts on “How Students Benefit From Using Social Media by Joseph Baker

  1. Pingback: 5 Practical Uses of Social Media in the Classroom | Revolutionary Paideia

  2. I think that this article brings up a good idea that social media can actually be a positive tool in the classroom. Many school administrations (especially at the high school and lower levels) frown upon social media because they think it distracts the kids from learning; however, using social media could actually draw the interest of these students, making it easier for them to learn.
    -Michael Taylor

  3. This was a cool article, and interesting to me how it shows that social media can be an educational or positive tool for students. I know that I use it to connect with classmates when working on projects, because many check social media avenues more than their student email accounts. Also, smart phone applications have made it very easy for students to manage homework, and make flashcards to study. I recently found a pin on pinterest called “ten most useful apps for college students” and I wish I found that earlier in my college career because they are really cool. “myHomework” and “StudyBlue” are awesome apps! So, smart phones and social media can be educational and helpful to students, if used properly… which, like Michael says, it could possibly distract them especially in the lower levels of education. Really interesting though!

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