Information for Teachers

As educators, if we find that our students struggle to read textbooks and homework assignments, but actively use social media, then we should attempt to use our students’ social media skills to further develop other areas of learning, such as literacy.

To take advantage of the popularity of social media, educators and parents should:
  • educate themselves on what social media is and isn't
  • work with students to set up boundaries for access, privacy, and time spent online
  • find creative ways to use the innovations of social media in the classroom and for other educational purposes