‘A book for every teacher’s bookshelf. This book gives a comprehensive overview of the tools and apps that can be used to help turn a mediocre teaching session into an outstanding one.’ - Cheryl Hine, Leeds City College ‘Megan Poore’s updated text is needed more than ever, as social media becomes increasingly integrated in many aspects of education. I would recommend it to all practisingt eachers and trainee teachers, whatever their subject.’ - Sue Howarth, University of Worcester This is an essential guide to using social media to enhance teaching and learning in schools. It combines practical information on using all forms of social media for educational purposes and provides indispensable advice on how to tackle issues arising from social media use in the classroom. Key topics include: using blogs, wikis, social media networks and podcasting, digital literacy and new modes of learning, digital participation, cyberbullying and understanding risk online. This second edition includes: • Reflective tasks in each chapter inviting you to critically consider important aspects of using social media in education. • Expanded coverage of game-based learning and mobile learning. • New examples tailored for use in primary and secondary schools. • A website including additional resources and handouts can be found at study.sagepub.com/poore2e. This is essential reading for anyone training to teach in schools, and experienced teachers seeking to improve their understanding of using social media for teaching in informed and appropriate ways.
The present chapter explores educational games as being excellent tools for building problem-solving and strategic thinking skills. The benefits that games have for collaboration and competition amongst students are examined, and we highlight how feedback and challenge ...