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Social Media Madness: How to Feed Students' Social Media Addiction Through Learning

Research indicates that Americans spend an average of 30% of their time on Social Media. In fact, research shows that children ages 15 and 19 spend at least 3 hours per day on on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The question is, if these students are using all of this time connecting with people; why not have them spend this time learning or studying?
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Social Media Madness: How to Feed Students' Social Media Addiction Through Learning
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Sabrina FergUpper Elementary Lower Elementary Math History & Social StudiesMarch 08, 2016
I've only used Twitter with my 6th graders but it's been great success! One instance was when we were learning about the American Revolution and I assigned each student a major person from the time period. They had to tweet from that person's perspective 2 times a day and respond to another student (also in character) 2 times a day. They really enjoyed the opportunity to use social media and I could see that the activity pushed them to learn more about each important person, how the major players interacted, and the sequence of events during the revolution.
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