Social Media and technology offer educators a way to travel and connect with people and ideas around the world without leaving home. I have been doing an increasing amount of presenting and writing on the benefits of these tools, and here is my compilation of articles and resources.
Articles on Social Media and Education by @WorldLillie:
• How Technology Saves a Teacher’s Day (Gates Foundation Blog)• Huffington Post Article on Travel to China with 42 Boston Students (Showing how the web lets students share stories with the world) • Teachers, Unite Online to Amplify our Voices! (Free Tech for Teachers) • Join the Education Bloggers Facebook Group! (Teaching Traveling) • Teaching Kids Critical Thinking is Essential to Navigating Social Media (Impatient Optimists) Education and Social Media Resources from AroundTheWorldL.com: • 31 True Life Stories from Students in Ghana, West Africa. (These articles as well as the next two bullet points show the power of social media and technology to unite students and teachers around the world. Feel free to share them with your students, and encourage them to leave comments!)
Thanks for reading, and I hope these articles are helpful. Do leave comments and questions below, as I could talk about Social Media, Technology, and Education until the cows come home!
The author, Lillie Marshall, is National Board Certified Teacher from Boston who has been a full-time public school educator since 2003. She launched Teaching Traveling in 2010 to share expert global education resources, and additionally runs Around the World “L” Travel and Life Blog, and DrawingsOf.com for educational cartoons. Do stay in touch via subscribing to her monthly newsletter, and following on social media with the links below!