Tweeting with Intention: Developing a Social Media Pedagogy for Teacher Education
Abstract: The rise of social media has influenced many aspects of society, including education. As teachers, part of our work is to prepare students to navigate the digital terrain themselves so that they become proficient in leveraging the affordances of social media, while also mitigating limitations and drawbacks. In addition, social media is now used by educators for professional development, communication, activism, and in- and out-of-class activities. In this paper, we will share some of the ideas that undergird our social media assignment that is designed to be used in teacher education classes. The aim of our study is to build on the work of Krutka, Nowell, and Whitlock (2017) to contribute to a pedagogy for social media uses in education.