COLLABORATION: Students have more opportunities outside of the classroom to work on group projects, study together, and share ideas. As students become friends, they are more-likely to be connected to the school system and have an overall positive experience in the classroom.
PARTICIPATION: Teachers and professors can use social media to create more student engagement. Students who are shy may never chose to speak up in class. Social media allows them a safe outlet to express their thoughts or share their answers. Teachers can ask questions through different apps or websites where students can respond to the teacher, respond to each other, or both creating deeper levels of understanding.
SHARING INFORMATION: Social media allows for excellent avenues to share information with a group or a classroom. Teachers or professors can use websites to share extra resources, videos, or instructional material for students to view for assignments or alternative methods of learning. It can also be used to share and organize meetings and upcoming due dates.
INNOVATION: Social media allows educators a way to start sharing information and assessing learning in ways that are outside of the old traditional methods of "school". Staying current on how to integrate technology in the classroom will help continue the progression of education into the future.