Campus Technology: 6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning

Leila Meyer has an interesting post at CampusTechnology on the use of social media in classes to further teaching and learning.  The 6 social media apps she spotlights are:

  1. VoiceThread
  2. Diigo
  3. Scoop.it
  4. Instagram
  5. Pinterest
  6. Feedly

Meyer highlights three benefits of using social media in classes.  Those three are:

  1. Putting concepts in context;
  2. Helping instructors keep course content up-to-date; and
  3. Fostering a sense of community both in and out of the classroom.

The full post is available here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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