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W8: Using Instagram and Snapchat in Education – Student Engagement, Instruction and Assessment
March 18, 2019
1:30 PM-5:00 PM
As modern society continues to extend into the digital world, it becomes increasingly important for educators to understand and acknowledge social media as an authentic form of communication within student culture. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the utilization of Instagram and Snapchat for student engagement, instruction and assessment. By implementing these popular social media applications in educational contexts, educators call upon students’ prior knowledge and place value on an important aspect of their students’ culture. The instructor will provide an introduction to social media engagement and give examples of how these applications can be implemented across various disciplines and subject matter. Attendees will learn how to use both applications in the context of their own educational setting and receive hands-on guidance in setting up accounts, creating communications, and applying the applications for instructional and/or assessment purposes. Attendees will take an active role in their learning process by sharing ideas, creating small projects and interacting with other attendees via the two applications. By the end of this 3.5 hour workshop, attendees will have a solid foundation in social media engagement and an action plan for utilization of one or both applications within their area of interest.