Better Teaching Thru Tech

How to use social media to engage your students

If you're not using Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms in your classes, what are you waiting for?

Social media is such a big part of our culture. Pew Research estimates that about 70 percent of the U.S. population uses social media in some form or another (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat), and that number is greatest in the 18- to 29-year-old age group (about 80 percent).

So if this is where my students are, I want to be there too—but in a professional way. I use a combination
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