The evolution of social media has generated innovative opportunities for engaging learners. Technology can complement traditional methods of instruction. For some students, concepts are learned with more ease when delivered using both verbal and visual methods. Donna Walker Tileston (2010) pointed out the following:
Technology is not limited by the classroom walls
Technology does not know or care what the student’s socioeconomic status may be, and thus helps to level the playing field for these students.
Technology provides an equal opportunity for every- one to learn.
Technology is more in tune with the way our students learn today.
Technology is so much a part of the real world that to limit its use in the classroom is to limit our students’ ability to compete in the world.
In all ArtsC summer camps, we will use a video curriculum (see previous blog, “Lights, Camera, Learn”). We believe social media and technology will enhance the learning experience of our campers. Here is a list of social media we will use at our camps:
Tileston, D. W. (2010). Ten best teaching practices: How brain research and learning styles define teaching competencies. Corwin Press.