Social Media

Harnessing the Influence of Social Media in the Classroom

By Ashley Previte February 4, 2020

What if instead of ignoring the huge, white, social media elephant in the room, you embraced it? As teachers, it’s important to prepare students not only for the world they live in but also for the world that’s ahead. And since the influence of social media is likely here to stay, why not use it… Read More

Innovation. It’s such an overused term, isn’t it? Everyone these days is striving to be innovative, is promising innovation, is encouraging others to innovate. But if you think about it, it’s overused for a reason. It’s a single word that encapsulates everything that is exciting in any industry—a goal to shoot for because it means… Read More

10 Twitter Accounts Every Teacher Should Follow

By The SHARE Team July 12, 2017

Without question, Twitter has become a hotspot for education-related tips, tricks, and talks. Just search any of the hashtags #EdTalks, #EdChat, or even #TeacherProblems and you’re instantly connected to a network of passionate educators sharing their experiences and insights into the education world. From nonprofits to everyday teachers, here are a few accounts we like to follow…. Read More

Lead Active Classroom Discussions Using Social Media

By Monica Fuglei January 28, 2015

It’s a teacher’s nightmare: opening discussion to a completely silent classroom. But when done well, class discussions are an excellent way for students to work through problems, identify gaps in understanding or content, and facilitate deeper insight and learning. Class discussions get a boost from free technology One benefit of technology is the abundance of… Read More

Debating the Use of Digital Devices in the Classroom

By The SHARE Team November 7, 2012

This post has been updated as of July 2018. While many parents allow children free reign of the internet at home, it’s a common debate in education circles on how—and if—digital devices should be allowed at school. Supporters of technology in the classroom say that using laptops, tablets, and cellphones in the classroom can keep students… Read More