Teaching with Social Media: Roundup of Recent Articles and Blog Posts

In an article titled “The Web of Babel,” Inside Higher Ed recently presented several examples of how new media can enhance foreign language teaching. For example, a professor at the University of South Carolina asks her students to tweet in French in order to practice casual conversation. The article also explores the possibilities of online language instruction to supplement in-class discussion. In an intriguing blog post called “The Value of Place,” NITLE explores the idea of using Google Earth to spark discussions about place and identity that can lead to critical thinking and reflective learning. Check out our Experiments page for some examples of how Georgetown professors have used Google Earth, including a Spanish class project to map Che Guevara’s journey through South America. The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s ProfHacker blog offers a weekly Twitter chat about teaching first-year composition as an example of how social media tools can help faculty share ideas about teaching.  AnotherProfHacker post shares some ideas about using technology to adapt to larger class sizes.

In an article titled “The Web of Babel,” Inside Higher Ed recently presented several examples of how new media can enhance foreign language teaching.

In an article titled “The Web of Babel,” Inside Higher Ed recently presented several examples of how new media can enhance foreign language teaching. For example, a professor at the University of South Carolina asks her students to tweet in French in order to practice casual conversation. The article also explores the possibilities of online language instruction to supplement in-class discussion.

In an intriguing blog post called “The Value of Place,” NITLE explores the idea of using Google Earth to spark discussions about place and identity that can lead to critical thinking and reflective learning. Check out our Experiments page for some examples of how Georgetown professors have used Google Earth, including a Spanish class project to map Che Guevara’s journey through South America.

The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s ProfHacker blog offers a weekly Twitter chat about teaching first-year composition as an example of how social media tools can help faculty share ideas about teaching.  AnotherProfHacker post shares some ideas about using technology to adapt to larger class sizes.