Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

Facebook Like drawn with chalk on Blackboard

Using social media in schools doesn’t have to be scary. Here, Matt Britland shares his tips for managing school accounts and some examples good practice

Like, tweet, pin? Social media use in education is still causing debate. Do you use it in the classroom? Let us know how.

The use of social media in education continues to be something of a hot topic with arguments both for and against.

So I carried out a small survey of 27 teaching professionals in order to create a baseline of understanding into the use (or not) of social networking in schools, and also any concerns over some of the e-safety risks. The full survey results can be found here.

There are many uses of social media in education – below are just a few of the ways they can be effectively used.

Full Text: Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional.