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TitleUsing social media in the classroom
Author Megan Poore
Imprint Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE, 2012
Descript xxv, 256 p : ill. ; 25 cm


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
This is crucial reading for all students undertaking undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses, and practicing teachers seeking to improve their understanding of using social media for teaching in informed and appropriate ways.


PART 1 GETTING STARTED: THE ESSENTIALS : Social media and education ; Sound educational design using social media ; Common aspects of social media functions and practice

Teaching -- Aids and devices Classroom management Educational technology Internet in education Social media Online social networks Teaching -- Methodology Web 2.0

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