An article I read,Inside the Classroom:Social Media’s Impact, discussed about allowing students to use social media in the classroom was very eye opening. I can see both sides that were made in the article. Some of the students at the school were all for it because they used their smart phones in a positive way to collaborate with peers. While other students just used it to go on facebook and twitter.
Another point that was brought up was the use of social media as a distraction from homework. I can agree on this because I myself usually end up on some social media site while completing homework.
“[Social media] has definitely hurt my grades in the past few years,” Willman said. “Even though I don’t have a smartphone, I will get on my friends’ phones sometimes during class and it is still a distraction for me.”
I think if teachers learn how to use the technology in a proper way I think it would make a great addition to the classroom. I know in education today administrators are pushing for technology and I think classroom teachers need to keep up. I know this is a very debated topic so what is your opinion on the topic?