13 Ideas for Using Social Media in the Classroom

Many educators are embracing social media as a teaching tool with a wide array of benefits for learning. From communicating with parents and caregivers to organizing group projects to developing digital literacy, social media has the potential to enhance the curriculum at any grade level—provided it is used responsibly.

The Professional and Continuing Education division at University of San Diego offers advice on “How Social Media Is Reshaping Education,” “Pros & Cons of Social Media for Students,” “8 Ways Teachers Can Use Social Media in the Classroom,” “5 Social Media Lesson Ideas to Try,” and “FAQs About Social Media in Education.”

Teachers can explore eight platforms and five possible uses for social media in the classroom, plus some best practices for keeping it a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

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