How teachers can turn social media into an instructional tool

07/19/2013 | Voxxi

With students spending an increasing amount of their online time on social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, educators are looking to capitalize on that interest by turning students' pastime into an educational tool. Media Psychology Research Center Director Pamela Brown Rutledge recommends using social media in limited ways with younger students and using the sites almost as a virtual classroom environment for high-school students. She also suggests teaching students about the potential dangers of social media sites.

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