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Examples of Twitter in the classroom

Follow Williams’ (2019) CAC model for using Twitter in the classroom Communicating Teacher posting course materialsStudents using a hashtag to communicate Students tweeting in a foreign language to practice in MFL Assessing Students creating tweets using specific contents learnt during…

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When should I let my children use social media?

It may come as a surprise to many parents, but Facebook and Twitter, along with other social media platforms have age restrictions for users. The Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA) dictates that the minimum age for using social networking sites…

Why education needs social media

The benefits of social media include: worldwide connectivity, real time information sharing, and meeting like-minded people. Social networking sites hold the potential for information processing as a consumer, and as a student. The ubiquity of social media, such as Facebook…

Children ill from school can still participate in learning via avatars

China are leading the way in the digital revolution happening right now in education.¬†Children too ill to go to school now have access to technology where they can watch lessons from home and participate using their tablets.¬†The Financial Times reports…

Is social media bad for you?

Whenever I turn on the TV, read articles from my favourite news outlets or switch on the radio, I am constantly reminded that social networking sites are villains and us, the public are being drained of personal information, positive wellbeing…

Screen time linked to better cognition in children

Limiting children’s recreational screen use has been linked with improved cognition. Children aged eight to 11 who used screens for fun for less than two hours a day performed better in tests of mental ability, a study found. Combining this with nine…