How Technology and Social Media are Changing Education
The education world is slowly experiencing a paradigm shift when it comes to using technology and social media to foster learning. What was once highly regarded as a hindrance to learning is now being used by schools to enhance the students’ learning experiences. Many educational officials are discovering that instead of controlling the use of electronics during school hours, it is more beneficial, rather, to teach students how to use these devices responsibly.
One of the most effective ways to do this is through teaching by demonstrating. Principal Dave Meister, from the Paris Cooperative High School in Illinois, uses social media sites such as Twitter and blogs to not only communicate with students but also with other educators around the world. Through this, teachers are able to share ideas discoveries and knowledge. This has the potential to change both the way students learn and the way educators teach. more »