Share Paper: Using Instagram and Snapchat in Education – Student Engagement, Instruction and Assessment

  1. Cassandra Drake, San Diego State University, United States
  2. Alison Sternal, San Diego State University, United States

Abstract: As modern society continues to extend into the digital world, it becomes increasingly important for educators to understand and acknowledge social media as an authentic form of communication within student culture. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the utilization of Instagram and Snapchat for student engagement, instruction and assessment. By implementing these popular social media applications in educational contexts, educators call upon students’ prior knowledge and place value on an important aspect of their students’ culture. The instructor will provide an introduction to social media engagement and give examples of how these applications can be implemented across various ...