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Revitalize Your Teaching: Creative Approaches to Applying Social Media in the Classroom

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Social media is a widespread phenomenon focused on connecting, sharing, and collaborating. The purpose of this chapter is to focus on the educational opportunities for applying social media in the classroom and this is achieved through an application of Bloom’s Taxonomy. A brief description of Bloom’s Taxonomy (Bloom, B.S. Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: The Classification of Educational Goals. Susan Fauer Company, Inc., 1956) and a description of its components: remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating is given. It is argued that each of Bloom’s components can be highlighted using different social media tools. Finally, a variety of case studies and further ideas demonstrate the effective deployment of social media in the classroom.

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Bosman, L., Zagenczyk, T. (2011). Revitalize Your Teaching: Creative Approaches to Applying Social Media in the Classroom. In: White, B., King, I., Tsang, P. (eds) Social Media Tools and Platforms in Learning Environments. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20392-3_1

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