Since 2010, digital technology has been implemented and featured in many classrooms across North America. Sometimes in small ways but more so in grand ways evolving how students learn.
Now is the time for social media to take a seat at he front of the class.
We live in innovative times with social media at the forefront, and the potential advantages to our education system is remarkable.
Blogging, Google+, Twitter and Facebook have become essential learning tools and it seems like they are not going away anytime soon.
Not only is the knowledge of how to use these social networks key, but ensuring that young people understand how to use them safely needs to be taught.
Social networks are great tools to learn and connect. Google+ and Twitter can allow you to bring different perspectives into your classroom from all over the world. It fits the budget of every school since it is essentially free.
If you are discussing certain current events, why not bring in an expert or someone experiencing it without having to fly them in.
Allowing students access to the world and different viewpoints that they just can’t get from textbooks is a game changer. Consider the authors, CEOs or historians who would be willing to join in for an hour or do a Twitter Ask session.
The same can be said for having students learn about different industries and companies. Really, the possibilities are endless.
Social media can be powerful tools for collaboration, opening doors for students and teachers to work with peers to share and learn. Social media expands the classroom in so many ways.
Herein lies a great opportunity for brands to connect with young users, but the opportunity isn’t to sell. It’s to brand and communicate and also to learn. Incredibly valuable as you can imagine. It doesn’t just have to be on career day either.
No one is hindered by time and geography anymore because. Learning should not the last stone left unturned by social media or the digital world, and all indications are that it will not be.