Now that the minor ended I see lots of possibilities and almost become annoyed by people don't willing to try new things, like social media.Why should you even try, using social media in your class? Well, it could increase your parent involvement which is a positive contribution to the succes the pupils will have on school. (Holter & Bruinsma, 2009;Marzano, 2007; WRR, 2009, Hattie, 2007) Using for instance, Twitter or letting your pupils post blogs about what they did on school improves parent involvement. (Pauw, 2012)
Another thing you could do with social media could be closer teacher support. How great would it be for pupils if they could just tweet for a small explaination about their homework?
I think there are great opportunities left for our education when it comes to using social media or other tools in the classroom.
From my school:
During break I asked another student if they had ever used something like Twitter in class, or letting their pupils use their phones. As part of an assignment. She looked a bit confused and said that things like that weren't supposed to be used in a class. Before I started, I think I would have agreed. But at that moment, near the end of my minor, I saw another opportunity to convince someone that using social media in your class is possible. And not just for fun.
- Kennisnet, Onbekend. Makkelijker leren met sociale media op 18-04-2014 binnengehaald van
- Kennisnet, Onbekend. Brochure Sociale media op school: tips en praktijkvoorbeelden. Op 18-04-2014 binnengehaald van
- Tineke Pauw, 21 september 2012. Hoe kan ik ouderbetrokkenheid vergroten? Binnengehaald op 17-04-14, van http://www.kennisnet.nl/themas/ouderbetrokkenheid/visie-en-aanpak/hoe-kan-ik-ouderbetrokkenheid-vergroten/