Social Media in Learning and Education

More than 100 teachers from across Europe participated in the SMILE (Social Media in Learning and Education) programme,  exploring  the challenges and opportunities involved when using social media in education.

The outcomes of the project have been published in a digital handbook. The handbook contains materials and resources along with many valuable reflections and suggestions on some critical aspects of the use of social media in schools.

The handbook will help you to make effective use of social media in your classroom as w ell as helping you to make best use of them for your own professional development.

Social Media

Some teachers are apprehensive about using social media to communicate with parents, pupils and fellow teachers. This stems from some horror stories, where teachers have been irresponsible in their use of social media. Here the problem is with the person using the resource rather than the resource itself. The GTCS has produced guidance for teachers on the use of social media.

 Many teachers throughout the world are making excellent use of social media to develop their professional skills as well as improve communication with pupils and parents. Click here to read an article that may help you to reflect on your own use of social media.