Share Paper: Social Media Platforms to Support Teacher Educators

  1. Terrie Bethea-Hampton, Campbell University, United States
  2. Ashley Johnson-Holder, Fayetteville State University, United States

Abstract: Technology can be an integral tool for teachers and instructional use when used in developmentally appropriate ways. Technology has exponentially created rapid change in the way students and instructors engage in academics individually and collaboratively. There are drastic differences in the way instruction was delivered in the past compared to how technology is currently integrated into almost every aspect of education today. The National Education Technology Plan (2017) suggests that social media should play a central role in the preparation of and professional development for teachers. This article addresses how social media applications can aid in engagement and collaboration through ...