Title: Using Social Media in the Classroom, by Megan Poore. SAGE Publications Inc., 2013.
Description: Using Social Media in the Classroom is an excellent guide to Web 2.0 sites and services, providing an overview of different types of digital technologies as well as guidance on how to safely and efficiently use them as tools for learning. The book is comprehensive, combining practical information on using social media for educational purposes with indispensable advice on how to tackle the inevitable issues that arise in schools.
The book also offers interesting analysis of important contemporary topics such as digital literacy and new modes of learning, digital participation and overcoming the “digital divide,” and understanding online risks including cyber-bullying.
An accompanying Web site offers additional resources and handouts and serves as a tremendous companion to the book.
Bottom Line: Any teacher looking to get up to speed on best practices for social media use in the classroom can benefit from this title.
About the Author: Megan Poore is an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at the University of Canberra. She presents on social networking, Web 2.0, the ‘Net Generation’ and how to use online tools and technologies in education.
How to Purchase: The book retails for about $39 and is available from SAGE Publications.
Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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