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Using Social Media in the Classroom




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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course introduces classroom teachers and building administrators to effective and responsible social media implementation in K-12 classrooms. The emergence of social media as a viable tool for learning will be explored and implementation considerations will be determined. Legal and ethical issues regarding social media use in schools will be examined. Participants will devise a social media application plan for school-wide integration. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.



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Social Media in Education

  • Describe social media tools used in K–12 education.
  • Examine how social media has grown and affected education since its inception.
  • Describe benefits and challenges of social media use for students and educators.
  • Identify characteristics of the digital generation.
  • Determine characteristics or considerations for effective social media use in learning.
  • Describe ways to implement the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), Common Core, and standards-based instruction with social media tools.
  • Explore and compare social media tools for authentic integration.

Implementing Social Media in the Classroom

  • Determine acceptable use guidelines for social media use in education.
  • Evaluate social media for use in educational settings.
  • Outline implementation and training considerations for integration of social media.

Legal and Ethical Issues Regarding Social Media Use in Schools

  • Examine school issues such as cyberbullying, plagiarism, and cheating that are escalated as a result of student social media use.
  • Create instructional opportunities to teach students responsible social media use.
  • Determine the role of schools in monitoring students’ and teachers’ social media use.
  • Research current laws and litigation related to social media use in schools.


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