Teaching with Social Media

by | Nov 29, 2016 | Social, Social Media

Social media has changed the way people communicate and share information in their personal and professional lives. It’s a safe bet that most students in any college classroom have used or are familiar with sites like Facebook and Twitter. Yet surprisingly, some instructors have felt resistance from students when they try to incorporate these common tools into the classroom.

social media family

So says Leila Meyer in “Campus Technology.”

Are you using social media in your formation and evangelization efforts? Are you with the “family” on social media? Do you encounter “resistance”?

Tell us about it! Right now, .famvin uses Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Box, Slideshare, Telegram, WhatsApp, Trello, Flickr… just to name a few. Social sharing and collaboration tools can help us communicate and connect.

Here’s our take on Leila’s “3 Benefits of Using Social Media in Class”

  • Putting concepts in context. Social media can help take learning out of the classroom and into the world of evangelizers and the poor.
  • Helping formators keep course content up-to-date. Topics and materials change rapidly, and we have to keep each other up to date!
  • Fostering a sense of community. We have more presence to one another between “events” or meetings. The conversation needs to be ongoing and vital.

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