Using Social Media in the Classroom: A Best Practice Guide

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How much do you know about using social media in your teaching? Using Social Media in the Classroom is an essential guide to Web 2.0 sites and services, providing both an overview of different types of digital technologies as well as constructive guidance on how to safely and intelligently use them as tools for learning. This comprehensive, accessible textbook combines practical information on using all forms of social media for educational purposes and provides indispensable advice on how to tackle issues arising from social media use in the classroom. Analysis of important contemporary topics is also including: Digital literacy and new modes of learning Digital participation and overcoming the 'digital divide' Cyberbullying and understanding risk online An accompanying website including additional resources and handouts supporting the book can be found at www.sagepub.co.uk/poore. This is crucial reading for all students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education courses, and practising teachers seeking to improve their understanding of using social media for teaching in informed and appropriate ways. Megan Poore is Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at the University of Canberra.