Social Media In Education …Not convinced yet?

As the years pass social media tools like ( Twitter, Facebook, youtube...) are being used everyday as a means of communication and information sharing and its becoming an integral part of the lives of today`s " Digitally Savvy" Students, shaping their attitudes and personality. Its simply that kind of medium that students are already familiar to and obsessed with...they just love it!


With all these facts & others that we can`t deny, and as teachers ..Can`t we see some benefits in embracing it? can we exploited these tools fully and harness our student`s passion towards it? in order to deliver curriculum through it, and improve our students` skills? can we just twist it to a sociable learning and teaching tool? 
The answer is yes , we actually can..In fact social networking goes to schools and has already found its place in the classroom.


But why`s that?...For many reasons:


-  Social media can be a valuable and effective teaching tool as more teachers, school leaders and principals are embracing it and becoming more aware of it.
-  There are a hundreds of inspiring ideas and more on how to use social media in the classroom everywhere on the web.
- Having a lot of free social media tools for students and even for kids, in addition to some tools that are only designed for education, will surely encourage schools to use it.
- A lot of educators believe in the power of embracing it.
- Social media is the future of education.
- Social media, like the Internet, will be a part of our world for a long time.Its better to teach it than to fight it.
- It can help building the 21st century skills for students.
- Social media is changing education.
- Education is based upon relationships.
- Social Media is not going away!


For all these reasons and more! , if you`re not embracing it, you`re missing out on a lot!.
So lets end the social media debate..Get connected and make a difference!



Check out what has my PLN shared about Social Media on Twitter!


Are you still not convinced yet? :-)

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