Posted on November 18, 2022 in response to cherylD In response to cherylD
I would say anything in moderation is ok. However, as a media literacy advocate, the disinformation and opinion vs. fact debate rages on social media.
My class is a media class, so we study and discuss the pitfalls and benefits of the mediums. We do post student work to gain audience on Instagram, and just this week, started TikTok. We have used Facebook and Twitter in the past to promote student work, but the students are on IG and TikTok, so here we go.
As far as using it for educational purposes, it would take a savvy teacher to help teach students media literacy while accessing info, as well as a teacher willing to post educational material on a platform most adults don't want to touch with a ten-foot pole. There are a lot of challenges here.
I am attaching a recent TikTok video one of my students made. It shows the eclectic nature of my students and variety of projects they are working on. It actually is a fun peek into our class.
You can also follow our student work on Instagram. @LadueView. Our educational purposes are much different than a core class, so I understand our perspective may be very unique.
Good luck navigating the Wild West,
This EducationWeek (Nov 16, 2022) article had some interesting back and forth perspectives on students using TikTok for educational assignments.
Students Are Turning to TikTok for Homework Help. Is That a Bad Thing?
For students who meet the age requirements, I’d be curious to know what educators think about posting homework content on TikTok? What social media platform do you use for students (if any) and is TikTok a viable platform for student educational content?