TikTok is social media platform you need to seriously give consideration to!
Specific platforms are not relevant.
As you integrate technology into your classroom you need to simply focus on the skills you want your students to get better at. You can listen to any number of podcasts or read articles and blog posts about all the ways to have students create websites, or blogs, or podcasts. The list goes on. What’s important is that students get better at honing their skills. Doesn’t matter if it’s writing or recording or presenting. When it comes to technology tools there is no guarantee that the tool you love today will be there tomorrow.
An example you might relate to is if you didn’t get on the Snapchat train. Snapchat was all about stinging together short clips and telling stories. When IG added this after SC had been out for a couple of years you might have felt lost in the story creation game. Look for the value of an app in terms of what does it actually take to use the app effectively and then go get better at those skills on whatever platform(s) are available to you.
IG, SC, and even the focus of today’s episode: TIKTOK might not exist in 5 years, but the skills you and your students use to leverage these platforms will undoubtedly transfer to the next app or tool that does.
Brooke Pavek is a high school senior from Jacksonville, Fla., who has more than 100,000 followers and 4.5 million “hearts” on TikTok by sharing her history knowledge in the form of creative, funny, and theatrical 15 and 60-second clips. She uses her notes from AP History classes to make them.
Brooke Rogers teaches Middle School English in Northern California who values time with her family and creating TikTok videos.
Jeremy Rinkel is a High School English Teacher. Technology Leader. Conference Presenter. Yoga Teacher and Lifelong Learner from Illinois.
Adam Clark from Oxford HS shares his thoughts on TikTok based on his experience.
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