Learning with social media: Bringing popular platforms into the classroom to develop literacy, identity, and citizenship

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2019-11-01
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Gleason, Benjamin
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Walk into almost any secondary school today and you’ll see students seemingly glued to their phones. A study from 2018 revealed that almost 50% of youth are online “almost constantly” and they’re often engaging with social media, whether watching videos on YouTube, participating in the latest dance craze on TikTok, checking Facebook, or making videos on Snapchat. Through these sites, young people are creating sophisticated digital stories, finding and sharing relevant information, contributing to current discussions and, in short, developing digital literacy, digital citizenship, language, and other valuable 21st-century skills.

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This article is published as Gleason, B., Learning with social media: Bringing popular platforms into the classroom to develop literacy, identity, and citizenship. Literacy Today, Nov/Dec 2019; 26-28. Posted with permission.

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